Some of you know that I enjoy a Scotch whisky once in a while. My preference runs toward fine single malts, but I rarely have the budget to cover the desire.
One of the best known Scotches in the world is Johnnie Walker. This blended Scotch whisky has a fascinating story story told in a six minute commercial starring actor Robert Carlyle. I don't know how many takes were required to nail the commercial, but his timing is perfect. Take a break and watch it.
One of Johnnie Walker's descendants, Rob Walker, played an important role in Formula 1 racing in the early '60s through the '70s. Rob Walker was a privateer team owner when it was still possible to do such a thing. Rob would purchase whatever car seemed to have a good chance at being competitive and then recruit the talent to drive them. Some of Rob's drivers included Sterling Moss and Graham Hill and he entered Coopers and Lotuses painted in the (unofficial) Scottish racing colors of blue and white. Rob was also a correspondent for Road & Track magazine - I devoured his dispatches about Formula 1 racing.
So, enjoy the video and if you are so inclined, raise a glass of amber liquid.