Neat: The Story of Bourbon

Neat: The Story of Bourbon

By David Altrogge

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2018-02-20
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 15min
  • Director: David Altrogge
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
From 8 Ratings


NEAT is a documentary that dives into the rich and storied world of bourbon. Exploring its colorful history, charismatic characters, and uniquely American process, the film is a celebration of the time, artistry, and relationships that make America’s only native spirit.




  • Casual Bourbon Sipper

    By Hillbilly Sipper
    Wow this movie (Documentary) was beautiful. I never realized how much Bourbon is apart of our American history and culture. It’s our distinctive American Spirit and can only be made in America. Of Course Kentucky is it’s birthplace but is can be made anywhere in the U.S.A. I like story of the 3rd general Buffalo Trace employee sharing a special of bourbon with his father and brother. Well I won’t give it away but it was a sad beautiful moment with his family enjoying a bourbon together. Family,History,Tradition,Passion,Heritage and America all tied to this special American Spirit.
  • Captures what Bourbon is about

    By TMRamrod
    Perfect film. What I loved most about the film is that along with including the most relevant pieces of Bourbon history and how it’s made, it really emphasizes what this spirit means to so many people. The overall theme is that Bourbon is meant to be enjoyed with the people you care about. It’s not always about the contents of the bottle, but more about the people you share it with. I loved this film in every way and it could not have been made any better. Well done gentlemen.
  • Perfect!!

    By Bsnyder7
    Everyone needs to see this!
  • A Movie you can drink to

    By Jsands33
    I’m a huge bourbon fan and have met a few of the tour guides and master distillers. This film is a great representation of how the bourbon industry has come to be. It makes you feel what you’re drinking instead of just tasting it. Great film!
  • More than a drink

    By Klfmango
    Whether you are someone who already enjoys bourbon or someone who has never had a sip, Neat is an inspirational story of why bourbon is not just another alcholic beverage- it's history, it's togetherness, it's something to be proud of.
  • Fantastic Film!!

    By Defacto Sound
    I don’t drink bourbon (yet), but this film was about so much more than that! From the beginning to the end, I was engaged and interested in each person’s story and reminded to take time to enjoy the flavors in life. You will enjoy the history, the hilarity of Steve Zahn, the beautiful cinematography and great music! So many things made this film truly enjoyable! I love good stories and this one is worth hearing!!
  • Wonderful movie

    By mmnnmmnn
    Great history and legends of Bourbon. A must see for any Bourbon fan.
  • Gorgeous, fascinating, touching!

    By Beer startup
    Visually stunning from beginning to end. The whole film could be a screen saver. Even if you don’t drink you’ll find the process and history engrossing. And then you’re surprised by the inspiring and touching human element. People working hard, taking a risk, for years, not giving up, doing one thing very well, passing good to the next generation. And the pure gift of connecting with people over a good beverage. Geez... The whole thing is a masterpiece.
  • Watch it twice!

    By Rev Ryan
    If this film had tasting notes, it has it all. Educational, insightful, artistic, and nostalgic finish. I've seen a lot of documentaries about wine, some about beer...none of which capture the beauty and emotion of the beverage craft like NEAT. Director David Altrogge and his team have done a fantastic job introducing us to this American spirit. You'll be inspired to grab a bottle, sip, and share stories with friends.
  • Better than i expected!

    By Ripvannwinkle
    I heard great things about this film from my friends, but as a longtime bourbon fan i was skeptical. I've seen other similar films and was braced for a stodgy unsophisticated boring doc. This film exeeded my expectations and i even learned a thing or two. It's not just about the process or how to enjoy bourbon, it's about the people behind the scenes who make bourbon so cool. Highly reccomend for even the causal bourbon fan!