• Short Summary

    Customs officials at work and whisky being blended.

  • Description

    Various footage of Officers of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise at work.

    They are at work in the London Docks. They check records then slice open an Edam cheese to check that it really is a cheese! Casks of alcohol are checked. Measurements are chalked on the casks of rum then some of the alcohol is decanted into a beaker for testing. The strength or proof of the rum is checked.

    Various shots of whisky / whiskey being blended in a Bonded Warehouse in East London. Various tests are made on the whisky. Whiskey is blended with distilled water in a large vat. Various shots of golden coloured whisky moving through the plant. High angle shot of whisky being bottled.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    83.13
    Media URN:
    1359
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:06:00 / 01:42:24:00
    Canister:
    CP 208

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment