Cherry Blossom Whisky Company



By Iain Finlay MacLeod

How do you begin again when everything you've spent your life working for has been destroyed?

Broken-hearted and rootless after losing her whisky company in the 2011 tsunami, a Japanese businesswoman arrives on the Scottish island of Islay in search of the perfect dram of whisky. Following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather (who had visited the island in 1910 to learn the secrets of whisky distilling and returned to Japan with a Scottish wife) she hopes to find solace by returning to her Scottish roots.

Iain Finlay MacLeod is a Scottish playwright who has written for theatre, radio and television. He is a native Gaelic speaker from the Outer Hebrides and is fascinated by questions of home and exile, language and identity.

"Sakura's Tune" is composed by Angus Lyon and the accordionist is Colin Train.

Written by Iain Finlay MacLeod

Produced and directed by Kirsteen Cameron.