Death at the Distillery

Death at the Distillery

In the quiet Scottish Island of Islayabout nothing ever happens. Life goes on, much as it has for countless years, springtime, tourist season, harvest, Hogmanay, Burns Night. Island life is tranquil and the islanders peaceable. At least they all thought they were.

This afternoon the whisky baron of Glen Frick Whisky distillery, Toby Mory, was found in a vat full of his finest Malt! And he wasn’t treading water while he sampled the latest batch – oh no! He was dead – murdered no less!

Not only has the news of his death rocked the island, but it now appears one of the more colourful local residents could be the person responsible for Toby Mory’s untimely demise. The question is: Which one is it?

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:Content that may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older.

Including:
Sexual Themes – Mild references to dating.
Use of Alcohol – The consumption of alcoholic beverages is discussed.
A murder – violence suggested.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour
Crude Humour – Depictions or dialogue involving vulgar antics, including “bathroom” humour
References to spiritualism and other “new age” practises (nothing serious – more for comedy value).

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

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2
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Character booklets/scripts

2

Inspector CD / script

3

Instruction book

4

Decoration and recipe suggestions

5

Invitations

6

Character name Labels

7

Invitation envelopes

Reviews:

8 reviews for Death at the Distillery

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Happy Customer

    We had a full house of 13, a number had not met before, some had played murder mysteries before, others had not. Ages ranged from 30 to 70 yrs old. By the end of the evening we had a marvellous atmosphere, any inhibitions quickly dispelled & all thoroughly engrossed in the murder. Everyone attempted to take their character to heart, some dressing accordingly & everyone attempting a Scottish accent. We finished with two murderers – the actual murderer we had all been searching for & a special murderer awarded to one of the guests of whom it was generally agreed had managed to murder the Scottish accent, her attempts drifting from Newcastle to New Delhi with most of her time settling in Cardiff Bay. The way the mystery was presented enabled the evening to flow far more smoothly than I have experienced before by the purchase of “boxed games” from high street retailers. Well done & thanks Red Herring.

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How it works:

Never hosted a murder mystery before?

Don’t panic! There is no special acting required. Guests do not need to memorise any information, and everything they need to play their parts is provided in a handy booklet. The games are constructed so that everyone has to interact, and scripted dialogues are included to help break the ice and get everyone into character. Even total novices get into the swing of things quite quickly!

The game includes both sound files (MP3 with a download or CD with a boxed set) and a script for the inspector character who provides the setting, clues, and summaries for each round, as well as the final solution. This means as host you too can play and remain completely in the dark as to the culprit, or play the inspector yourself and invite an extra guest to the party!

How does a “download and print at home” kit work?

Each “download and print at home” kit is provided as a zip file containing a set of PDF files for you to print at home, and a selection of MP3 files to use on the night.

Each dinner party game requires use of a printer and A4 paper (approx. 80 sheets for a 6 player kit – 240 sheets for a 20 player kit), envelopes so you can send out your invitations, and either a laptop or MP3 player (e.g. an ipod) to play the inspector MP3s; OR a CD burner so you can burn the MP3s onto a CD to run in an ordinary CD player.

When you order the game you’ll be sent a link to download the files you need.  The file will be a zip file.  This can be opened with a zip compatible program on your computer.  If you struggle to open zip files – we can email you the game directly over several emails instead – just contact us after purchase to arrange this.

You will download the following files:

  • How to use this game
  • Instructions for running the murder mystery
  • Making the most of your theme- ideas for decoration / activities.
  • Invitations
  • Character Booklets (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Scripted for the inspector character (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Solution script for the inspector character (needed when printing from the single sided copy)
  • MP3 files for the inspector character (dialogue and solution)
  • Hints and tips
  • Recipe suggestions
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase

How does a “Pre-printed box set” work?

This is the easiest way to play.  Everything you need will arrive in a box, pre-printed, directly to your door.

You will receive through the post:

  • Instruction booklet (includes hints and tips)
  • Invitations and envelopes for all the guests
  • Character booklets
  • CD of the inspector
  • Inspector script in a sealed envelope so you don’t find out the solution by accident!
  • Making the most of your theme and recipe suggestion booklet.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the booklets)

We always ship within 24 hours meaning orders arrive as quickly as possible.

As each game is printed on demand, we can also provide a customisation service on any order.  See details further down the page on what we can do to tailor this game to your party.

Characters in the game:

6 players

Blast McGrouse – Game Keeper.
In well worn deer stalker hat and scruffy tweed jacket, Blast McGrouse is lucky never to have been shot himself, he blends so well into the heather.

Misty Harr – Ferry Director.
As director of the ferry company that runs to and from the Far Outer Hebrides, Miss Misty Harr always wears a smart business suit.

Ben Nevis – A key member of the mountain rescue team.
In thermals and waterproof gear, Ben Nevis is never without his crampons, walking stick and faithful rope.

Iona Fiddle – Tour boat operator.
With binoculars, baseball cap and “Loch Mess Monster Tours” emblazoned across her clothing, Iona Fiddle would be easy to pick out in a crowd.

Mac Theknife – Jazz artist.
With or without his saxophone, Mac Theknife is the cool cat of Jazz, dressing totally in black.

Paula Nother – Barmaid.
With a short skirt, high heels, fishnet tights and a low cut top to show off all her assets, Paula works hard to please all her regular punters.

8 players

Blast McGrouse – Game Keeper.
In well worn deer stalker hat and scruffy tweed jacket, Blast McGrouse is lucky never to have been shot himself, he blends so well into the heather.

Misty Harr – Ferry Director.
As director of the ferry company that runs to and from the Far Outer Hebrides, Miss Misty Harr always wears a smart business suit.

Ben Nevis – A key member of the mountain rescue team.
In thermals and waterproof gear, Ben Nevis is never without his crampons, walking stick and faithful rope.

Iona Fiddle – Tour boat operator.
With binoculars, baseball cap and “Loch Mess Monster Tours” emblazoned across her clothing, Iona Fiddle would be easy to pick out in a crowd.

Mac Theknife – Jazz artist.
With or without his saxophone, Mac Theknife is the cool cat of Jazz, dressing totally in black.

Paula Nother – Barmaid.
With a short skirt, high heels, fishnet tights and a low cut top to show off all her assets, Paula works hard to please all her regular punters.

Duncan McDonut – Policeman.
In or bursting out of his uniform, Duncan likes doing stake outs the best, especially if he’s managed to stop off at the bakers on the way.

Kate Nessglass – Local gift shop owner.
In ethnic clothing and smelling of incense, Kate is a little like the gifts she sells in her shop: interesting, but quite useless.

10 players

Blast McGrouse – Game Keeper.
In well worn deer stalker hat and scruffy tweed jacket, Blast McGrouse is lucky never to have been shot himself, he blends so well into the heather.

Misty Harr – Ferry Director.
As director of the ferry company that runs to and from the Far Outer Hebrides, Miss Misty Harr always wears a smart business suit.

Ben Nevis – A key member of the mountain rescue team.
In thermals and waterproof gear, Ben Nevis is never without his crampons, walking stick and faithful rope.

Iona Fiddle – Tour boat operator.
With binoculars, baseball cap and “Loch Mess Monster Tours” emblazoned across her clothing, Iona Fiddle would be easy to pick out in a crowd.

Mac Theknife – Jazz artist.
With or without his saxophone, Mac Theknife is the cool cat of Jazz, dressing totally in black.

Paula Nother – Barmaid.
With a short skirt, high heels, fishnet tights and a low cut top to show off all her assets, Paula works hard to please all her regular punters.

Duncan McDonut – Policeman.
In or bursting out of his uniform, Duncan likes doing stake outs the best, especially if he’s managed to stop off at the bakers on the way.

Kate Nessglass – Local gift shop owner.
In ethnic clothing and smelling of incense, Kate is a little like the gifts she sells in her shop: interesting, but quite useless.

Ian McSlurry – Sewerage worker.
As number one in the number two business Ian McSlurry is never far from his oilskins and trusty wrenches.

Eileen Donner – Owner of the local Kebab shop.
With apron and fish slice ever to hand, Eileen is always ready to make really fast food

12 players

Blast McGrouse – Game Keeper.
In well worn deer stalker hat and scruffy tweed jacket, Blast McGrouse is lucky never to have been shot himself, he blends so well into the heather.

Misty Harr – Ferry Director.
As director of the ferry company that runs to and from the Far Outer Hebrides, Miss Misty Harr always wears a smart business suit.

Ben Nevis – A key member of the mountain rescue team.
In thermals and waterproof gear, Ben Nevis is never without his crampons, walking stick and faithful rope.

Iona Fiddle – Tour boat operator.
With binoculars, baseball cap and “Loch Mess Monster Tours” emblazoned across her clothing, Iona Fiddle would be easy to pick out in a crowd.

Mac Theknife – Jazz artist.
With or without his saxophone, Mac Theknife is the cool cat of Jazz, dressing totally in black.

Paula Nother – Barmaid.
With a short skirt, high heels, fishnet tights and a low cut top to show off all her assets, Paula works hard to please all her regular punters.

Duncan McDonut – Policeman.
In or bursting out of his uniform, Duncan likes doing stake outs the best, especially if he’s managed to stop off at the bakers on the way.

Kate Nessglass – Local gift shop owner.
In ethnic clothing and smelling of incense, Kate is a little like the gifts she sells in her shop: interesting, but quite useless.

Ian McSlurry – Sewerage worker.
As number one in the number two business Ian McSlurry is never far from his oilskins and trusty wrenches.

Eileen Donner – Owner of the local Kebab shop.
With apron and fish slice ever to hand, Eileen is always ready to make really fast food

Phil McCavity – Dentist.
In trousers and tunic Phil McCavity takes an interest in everyone’s smiles.

Ena Bannock – Coffee shop owner.
Underneath the apron, Ena always dresses to coordinate with her floral tablecloths.

14 players

Blast McGrouse – Game Keeper.
In well worn deer stalker hat and scruffy tweed jacket, Blast McGrouse is lucky never to have been shot himself, he blends so well into the heather.

Misty Harr – Ferry Director.
As director of the ferry company that runs to and from the Far Outer Hebrides, Miss Misty Harr always wears a smart business suit.

Ben Nevis – A key member of the mountain rescue team.
In thermals and waterproof gear, Ben Nevis is never without his crampons, walking stick and faithful rope.

Iona Fiddle – Tour boat operator.
With binoculars, baseball cap and “Loch Mess Monster Tours” emblazoned across her clothing, Iona Fiddle would be easy to pick out in a crowd.

Mac Theknife – Jazz artist.
With or without his saxophone, Mac Theknife is the cool cat of Jazz, dressing totally in black.

Paula Nother – Barmaid.
With a short skirt, high heels, fishnet tights and a low cut top to show off all her assets, Paula works hard to please all her regular punters.

Duncan McDonut – Policeman.
In or bursting out of his uniform, Duncan likes doing stake outs the best, especially if he’s managed to stop off at the bakers on the way.

Kate Nessglass – Local gift shop owner.
In ethnic clothing and smelling of incense, Kate is a little like the gifts she sells in her shop: interesting, but quite useless.

Ian McSlurry – Sewerage worker.
As number one in the number two business Ian McSlurry is never far from his oilskins and trusty wrenches.

Eileen Donner – Owner of the local Kebab shop.
With apron and fish slice ever to hand, Eileen is always ready to make really fast food

Phil McCavity – Dentist.
In trousers and tunic Phil McCavity takes an interest in everyone’s smiles.

Ena Bannock – Coffee shop owner.
Underneath the apron, Ena always dresses to coordinate with her floral tablecloths.

Logan Aire – Pilot
Although he looks very smart in his captain’s uniform, Logan is, unfortunately, as unreliable as his island-hopping planes!

May West – Lifeboat coxswain
Ever a welcome sight for ships in distress, May loves her bright Day-Glo colours and is always ready to rescue a situation.

16 players

Blast McGrouse – Game Keeper.
In well worn deer stalker hat and scruffy tweed jacket, Blast McGrouse is lucky never to have been shot himself, he blends so well into the heather.

Misty Harr – Ferry Director.
As director of the ferry company that runs to and from the Far Outer Hebrides, Miss Misty Harr always wears a smart business suit.

Ben Nevis – A key member of the mountain rescue team.
In thermals and waterproof gear, Ben Nevis is never without his crampons, walking stick and faithful rope.

Iona Fiddle – Tour boat operator.
With binoculars, baseball cap and “Loch Mess Monster Tours” emblazoned across her clothing, Iona Fiddle would be easy to pick out in a crowd.

Mac Theknife – Jazz artist.
With or without his saxophone, Mac Theknife is the cool cat of Jazz, dressing totally in black.

Paula Nother – Barmaid.
With a short skirt, high heels, fishnet tights and a low cut top to show off all her assets, Paula works hard to please all her regular punters.

Duncan McDonut – Policeman.
In or bursting out of his uniform, Duncan likes doing stake outs the best, especially if he’s managed to stop off at the bakers on the way.

Kate Nessglass – Local gift shop owner.
In ethnic clothing and smelling of incense, Kate is a little like the gifts she sells in her shop: interesting, but quite useless.

Ian McSlurry – Sewerage worker.
As number one in the number two business Ian McSlurry is never far from his oilskins and trusty wrenches.

Eileen Donner – Owner of the local Kebab shop.
With apron and fish slice ever to hand, Eileen is always ready to make really fast food

Phil McCavity – Dentist.
In trousers and tunic Phil McCavity takes an interest in everyone’s smiles.

Ena Bannock – Coffee shop owner.
Underneath the apron, Ena always dresses to coordinate with her floral tablecloths.

Logan Aire – Pilot
Although he looks very smart in his captain’s uniform, Logan is, unfortunately, as unreliable as his island-hopping planes!

May West – Lifeboat coxswain
Ever a welcome sight for ships in distress, May loves her bright Day-Glo colours and is always ready to rescue a situation.

Donald Farsurtroosers – Ceilidh band leader
Sporting a kilt and full of enthusiasm, Donald is an exceptional crooner and a real ladies man.

Dr. Gaye Gordon – Local doctor.
With a compassionate bedside manner and stunning good looks, it’s hardly surprising Gaye’s asked to make a lot of house calls.

18 players

Blast McGrouse – Game Keeper.
In well worn deer stalker hat and scruffy tweed jacket, Blast McGrouse is lucky never to have been shot himself, he blends so well into the heather.

Misty Harr – Ferry Director.
As director of the ferry company that runs to and from the Far Outer Hebrides, Miss Misty Harr always wears a smart business suit.

Ben Nevis – A key member of the mountain rescue team.
In thermals and waterproof gear, Ben Nevis is never without his crampons, walking stick and faithful rope.

Iona Fiddle – Tour boat operator.
With binoculars, baseball cap and “Loch Mess Monster Tours” emblazoned across her clothing, Iona Fiddle would be easy to pick out in a crowd.

Mac Theknife – Jazz artist.
With or without his saxophone, Mac Theknife is the cool cat of Jazz, dressing totally in black.

Paula Nother – Barmaid.
With a short skirt, high heels, fishnet tights and a low cut top to show off all her assets, Paula works hard to please all her regular punters.

Duncan McDonut – Policeman.
In or bursting out of his uniform, Duncan likes doing stake outs the best, especially if he’s managed to stop off at the bakers on the way.

Kate Nessglass – Local gift shop owner.
In ethnic clothing and smelling of incense, Kate is a little like the gifts she sells in her shop: interesting, but quite useless.

Ian McSlurry – Sewerage worker.
As number one in the number two business Ian McSlurry is never far from his oilskins and trusty wrenches.

Eileen Donner – Owner of the local Kebab shop.
With apron and fish slice ever to hand, Eileen is always ready to make really fast food

Phil McCavity – Dentist.
In trousers and tunic Phil McCavity takes an interest in everyone’s smiles.

Ena Bannock – Coffee shop owner.
Underneath the apron, Ena always dresses to coordinate with her floral tablecloths.

Logan Aire – Pilot
Although he looks very smart in his captain’s uniform, Logan is, unfortunately, as unreliable as his island-hopping planes!

May West – Lifeboat coxswain
Ever a welcome sight for ships in distress, May loves her bright Day-Glo colours and is always ready to rescue a situation.

Donald Farsurtroosers – Ceilidh band leader
Sporting a kilt and full of enthusiasm, Donald is an exceptional crooner and a real ladies man.

Dr. Gaye Gordon – Local doctor.
With a compassionate bedside manner and stunning good looks, it’s hardly surprising Gaye’s asked to make a lot of house calls.

Pete Bog – Pig farmer.
In wellies and boilersuit, Pete is very strong and always as happy as a pig in the proverbial.

Heather Cladills – Schoolteacher.
Enthusiastic and energetic, Heather loves her striped jumpers and alice bands and always has a turned out bob.

20 players

Blast McGrouse – Game Keeper.
In well worn deer stalker hat and scruffy tweed jacket, Blast McGrouse is lucky never to have been shot himself, he blends so well into the heather.

Misty Harr – Ferry Director.
As director of the ferry company that runs to and from the Far Outer Hebrides, Miss Misty Harr always wears a smart business suit.

Ben Nevis – A key member of the mountain rescue team.
In thermals and waterproof gear, Ben Nevis is never without his crampons, walking stick and faithful rope.

Iona Fiddle – Tour boat operator.
With binoculars, baseball cap and “Loch Mess Monster Tours” emblazoned across her clothing, Iona Fiddle would be easy to pick out in a crowd.

Mac Theknife – Jazz artist.
With or without his saxophone, Mac Theknife is the cool cat of Jazz, dressing totally in black.

Paula Nother – Barmaid.
With a short skirt, high heels, fishnet tights and a low cut top to show off all her assets, Paula works hard to please all her regular punters.

Duncan McDonut – Policeman.
In or bursting out of his uniform, Duncan likes doing stake outs the best, especially if he’s managed to stop off at the bakers on the way.

Kate Nessglass – Local gift shop owner.
In ethnic clothing and smelling of incense, Kate is a little like the gifts she sells in her shop: interesting, but quite useless.

Ian McSlurry – Sewerage worker.
As number one in the number two business Ian McSlurry is never far from his oilskins and trusty wrenches.

Eileen Donner – Owner of the local Kebab shop.
With apron and fish slice ever to hand, Eileen is always ready to make really fast food

Phil McCavity – Dentist.
In trousers and tunic Phil McCavity takes an interest in everyone’s smiles.

Ena Bannock – Coffee shop owner.
Underneath the apron, Ena always dresses to coordinate with her floral tablecloths.

Logan Aire – Pilot
Although he looks very smart in his captain’s uniform, Logan is, unfortunately, as unreliable as his island-hopping planes!

May West – Lifeboat coxswain
Ever a welcome sight for ships in distress, May loves her bright Day-Glo colours and is always ready to rescue a situation.

Donald Farsurtroosers – Ceilidh band leader
Sporting a kilt and full of enthusiasm, Donald is an exceptional crooner and a real ladies man.

Dr. Gaye Gordon – Local doctor.
With a compassionate bedside manner and stunning good looks, it’s hardly surprising Gaye’s asked to make a lot of house calls.

Pete Bog – Pig farmer.
In wellies and boilersuit, Pete is very strong and always as happy as a pig in the proverbial.

Heather Cladills – Schoolteacher.
Enthusiastic and energetic, Heather loves her striped jumpers and alice bands and always has a turned out bob.

Glen Morangie – Scientist.
Fond of equations and woollen jumpers, Glen is a stickler for accurate measures when ordering his drams.

Dee Canter – Tour guide on the Glen Frick estate.
Efficient, attractive and carefully groomed, Dee sports plenty of tartan to impress the tourists.

Customise this game

This game can be customised to fit your event for an additional fee.

It’s hard to give “ball park” figures for what different customisations would cost however we’ve attempted to HERE.  Please do contact us for a free quote if you would like any customisations on your game before purchase.

Remember… if you just need 1 extra person, or 1 less person, why not have someone play the inspector role?

The inspector can usually be male or female as the “for real” inspector can simply invent a new name for themselves.

Some hosts prefer to play the inspector role as it means they can work on the catering while the round plays out amongst their guests.