Benromach recruits fourth distiller
Speyside single malt producer Benromach has recruited a fourth distiller.
Murdo MacKenzie, 24, from Findhorn, near Forres, previously worked at an Elgin warehouse owned by Benromach’s parent company Gordon & MacPhail.
He joins the Benromach team as demand from international markets continues to grow.
He said, “I’m really looking forward to learning how to make whisky the traditional way. It’s a real privilege to have the chance to learn from the other members of the team and play a part in producing such a special malt whisky.”
The distillery reopened in 1998 with just two distillers and a third distiller joined the team in 2013. It now exports to more than 40 countries worldwide.
Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager, said, “As our newest distiller, Murdo will become part of the small team that is proud to handcraft Benromach whisky and help us meet demand from across the globe.
“Benromach, with its unique pre 1960s character, has proved a huge hit in the UK and overseas markets particularly as it’s the only traditional Speyside whisky currently in production. It’s proved very popular with whisky lovers but also those who are trying whisky for the first time.”
Benromach uveiled the Benromach Hermitage 2007, the latest in its Wood Finish range, earlier this month. Find out more here.