Revived Bladnoch Hires New Master Distiller


By Richard Thomas

Scotland’s Bladnoch, only recently rescued from bankruptcy and oblivion, announced hiring Iam Macmillan as the new Master Distiller on Tuesday. Macmillan will assume his new duties in October.

Bladnoch was acquired by Australian entrepreneur David Prior after spending a year in receivership, and has promised a substantial investment in the distillery.

Macmillan is the former head of distilleries and Master Blender for Burn Stewart, makers of Black Bottle and Bunnahabhain. About his hiring, Prior said, ”

Prior said: “I am delighted that such a well-known master distiller and blender as Ian Macmillan will join the Bladnoch team in the early autumn. His experience and expertise will ensure we create the finest Scotch Whiskies as we re-start distilling at Bladnoch and develop our brand strategy and marketing.”


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