Shaping the distillery’s direction
Over the last 12 months, Ian’s worked incredibly hard to help us make the transition to 100% Scottish barley. Not content with that, he’s created a network of incredible local craftsmen to join us as trusted suppliers, building relationships that mean, as much as possible, our exceptional quality barley isn’t only Scottish, but locally sown, grown and harvested. We truly believe it’s the future of our brand.
Ian’s work to help us become a greener distillery hasn’t stopped there. He’s signed us up to the Scottish Whisky Association Climate Agreement and he’s working to significantly reduce our water use, lower our CO2 emissions and recover heat from our whisky production. He’s also been instrumental in bringing two young apprentices into the distillery, echoing his own journey with The Glenturret and helping us develop a new generation of industry talent.
But back to the whisky.
“The change in ownership at The Glenturret allowed us to concentrate on our whiskies as a single malt in their own right,” says Ian. “Since then, I’ve been working closely with whisky maturing, so when I was asked to create this whisky, I jumped at the chance. I’ve really enjoyed the process and I can’t wait to start working on next year’s expression.”
We couldn’t agree more, and we’ll be launching further releases each year, celebrating the unique flavours each handpicked cask brings to this very special dram.
If you’d like to add an exclusive bottle of Manager’s Dram to your collection, we’d love to see you at the distillery – but if you can’t make it in person, you’ll also find this beautiful limited run in our online shop.
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