Ewen Mackintosh takes the helm this month at Elgin-based business Gordon & MacPhail. Ewen, 46, succeeds MD Michael Urquhart, who is retiring. Ewen, Gordon & MacPhail’s Chief Operating Officer, has been with the company his entire working career, after graduating from St Andrews University. He was also part of the team that brought Benromach Distillery back to life following its purchase in 1993 and only this month the company opened two new warehouses at the distillery following the success of the brand across the world. The new warehouses, and the appointment of a third distiller last year, will allow the company to increase production at the distillery. The completion of the new warehouses almost doubles the storage capacity at Benromach from 8,000 to 15,000 casks.
Gordon & MacPhail also revealed last month that it had become the sole distributor of Gordon Castle Gin a new Scottish super-premium gin.
Meanwhile both Ewen and Sales Director, Stephen Rankin have received accolades from within the whisky industry. Ewen became a Master of the Quaich and Stephen became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers as did Michael Urquhart.
Gordon & MacPhail was established in 1895 and is one of the world’s leading malt whisky specialists, exporting to more than 60 countries. It is still family owned.