Iconic Irish whiskey brand Bushmills has debuted 'Red. Set. Go.' a new high-energy creative campaign in honor of Red Bush, the latest addition to the brand’s award-winning portfolio of malt-rich blended and single malt Irish whiskeys. An Irish whiskey for the American bourbon drinker, Red Bush, is aged in ex-bourbon barrels to deliver a rich, bold and complex taste profile.
Created and produced by Virtue, Vice Media’s celebrated creative agency, the campaign depicts a fresh, young, real version of Ireland by following a pack of Belfast locals from dusk to dawn on a lively night out, with Red Bush in hand. The red-hued anthem immerses viewers in the Ireland unseen. Set in Belfast’s alleyways, underground raves, tunnels and cobblestone streets, the 60-second spot is backdropped against the gritty and intoxicating single 'Louder' by Kid Karate. The ad showcases this group en route from one destination to another, because truly great nights are about the moments in-between and the anticipation of what’s next.
In 2019, BUSHMILLS will invest over $77m to double production capacity over the next five years and meet the increasing demand for the Bushmills portfolio while capitalizing on the continued growth of single malt and premium blended Irish whiskeys in the United States and beyond.
'Red. Set. Go.' will be distributed digitally, socially and across TV nationwide. As part of the campaign, Red Bush will launch a live music series in Summer 2019.
Project Name: Red. Set. Go.
Chief Creative Officer: Cameron Farrelly
Creative Director: Jessica Toye, Heather “McT” McTavish
Head of Strategy: R.G. Logan
Senior Strategist: Alex Morris
Head of Production: Jill Rothman
Producer: William Crouse
Director of Music: Charlotte Von Kotze
Music Track: “Louder” by Kid Karate
Head of Client Services: Adam Katzenback
Account Director: Jas Jabbour
Client Team: Jeffrey Schiller, Laura Ryan
US Production Company: Variable
Director: Per-Hampus Stålhandske
Line Producer: Paige DeMarco
Cinematographer: Max Goldman
Head Editor: Chris Catanach, Cartel
Post Producer: Greer Bratschie, Cartel
Colorist: Tom Poole, Company 3