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About Us

Our vision is not only to maintain the great traditions of the distillery, but to break new ground with 'new' whisky expressions, borrowing from the wider world of the noble art of distilling 'craft' special whiskies that are intriguing and engaging.

The BenRiach Distillery Co. Ltd

In 2008, The BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd,
purchased the GlenDronach Distillery, located in
Forgue by Huntly in Aberdeenshire.

GlenDronach is world famous for producing richly
sherried single malt whisky and has a long
standing history dating back to 1826.

Today both the BenRiach and GlenDronach
Distilleries are once again producing single malt
whiskies as independent distilleries and a bright
and exciting future lies ahead for both.

To find out more about GlenDronach Please visit

BenRiach Tour

This year, BenRiach will set out on tour again – appearing at whisky shows in a variety of locations world-wide. If you’d like to catch up with the team and try our range of single malt whiskies, then please click here to find out more.

Passion and People

Billy Walker (Master Blender)

Billy Walker

Billy is an organic chemist who has been involved in Scotch whisky for almost 30 years primarily as a Master Blender and more recently as Managing Director of a medium size independent scotch whisky company. He is one of the most respected and experienced 'men of whisky' in Scotland.

Alan McConnochie (Distillery Manager)

Alan McConnochie

The Distillery lies in the capable hands of Alan, who over the years has worked in many of Scotland's great distilleries building his very special knowledge of whisky craftsmanship. Alan who understands the subtle process of single malt whisky production like few others is the guardian of The BenRiach unique style of whisky.

Stewart Buchannan (Brand Ambassador)

Stewart Buchanan

Stewart, brought up on the Western Isles of Scotland, has taken his well honed skills in the production and maturation of Scotch whisky and nurtured these talents into a formidable force which have well and truly put BenRiach on the Scotch whisky map. His enthusiasm, vitality and can do attitude is reflected in the diversity and innovation seen across the BenRiach range.

Trisha Savage (General Manager)

Trisha Savage

Alistair Walker (Sales and Marketing Director)

Alistair Walker

Douglas Cook (Regional Sales Manager)

Douglas Cook

Nicol van Rijbroek (Marketing Manager)

Nicol van Rijbroek

Alan Gilchrist (Financial Controller)

Alan Gilchrist

Jim Love (Logistics Manager)

Jim Love

Loraine Walker (Logistics Administrator)

Lorraine Walker