5
May

Live Whisky Tasting

The project

Glengoyne approached us with an ambitious live whisky tasting project. The idea was to open three rare casks of whisky and to conduct a tasting session of the three in front of a live online audience. The audience would ask questions and vote in real time and the winning dram would be bottled for shipping by the end of the year.

What we did

We used three high quality Canon C300 cameras to create a cinematic video feed of the presenter and two experts. These were vision mixed live, adding graphics and a pre-recorded video before the live show. A Glengoyne team were assigned to moderate the live online chat, fielding questions to the warehouse floor while the online audience voted on a live polling interface, produced by GloCast. Using our high speed satellite internet system, we were able to stream the broadcast live from the Glengoyne distillery warehouse. An HD online version was made available shortly after the live event with a ‘behind the scenes’ Q&A session film also produced and available to watch a few months after the event.