These experts are behind the key decisions that are made about the processes, ingredients and final products that the distilleries release. They’re incredibly talented and often well-known within the industry for the quality of the spirits they create.
One such high profile figure is Nick Savage, renowned for his work at the legendary Macallan Distillery, having also worked at Diageo and William Grant & Sons. At Macallan, he was responsible for some of their biggest recent successes, not least the launch of their new £140million distillery and visitor centre.
However, in 2019 he made the surprising decision to leave Macallan for the much smaller Bladnoch Distillery, the southernmost and one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland.