Former Morrison Bowmore Distillers CEO Mike Keiller has joined the Board of The Last Drop Distillers. Mike will oversee the financial and corporate strategy of the growing spirits business, including all financial planning.
Mike has spent the last 14 years as CEO of Morrison Bowmore managing its development from a bulk whisky supply and services operation to a leading single malt producer with brands including Auchentoshan, Bowmore, Glen Garioch and McClelland’s. Prior to this, Mike held the role of Director of Financial Planning and Control at BT UK, following a 14-year stint at Guinness PLC (now part of Diageo PLC). The Last Drop’s was founded in 2008 by three celebrated spirits industry pioneers, and over the last seven years they have created an exclusive and limited edition collection of the rarest, oldest yet beautifully fresh spirits in the world. James Espey, Founder and Chairman at The Last Drop, said, “Like all of The Last Drop Distillers team, Mike has a fantastic breadth of drinks industry experience, showing what he’s capable of during 14 successful years as CEO of Morrison Bowmore Distillers. His record of delivering strong business and financial results makes us confident that his knowledge and vision will play an integral role in driving the company forward as we look to expand through 2016 and beyond.”
Mike Keiller, Board Director at The Last Drop Distillers, added, “The Last Drop is finding and creating an exceptional collection of spirits, whilst also proving itself as a strong business model that’s entrenched in exclusivity, craft and excellence. I’m relishing the opportunity to lead on the company’s corporate strategy and development at this stage of its growth and am thoroughly looking forward to being part of its passionate and tight-knit team of true spirits pioneers.”