The original film Whisky Galore was shot in Barra during a wet summer in 1948 and released in June 1949. Based on the book by Compton McKenzie it was an instant success, earning a Best Picture Nomination at the 1950 BAFTAs.
The original film was in color. This, the remake, is in color.
Both movies, including the remake, are based on a real life story.
In the middle of war time rationing, the SS Politician ran aground with a cargo of 264,000 bottles of malt whisky. It is time to retell the story of Whisky Galore. Introducing new audiences, and reminding existing fans, of the wonderful story.