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 ’boutique’ special whiskies that are intriguing and engaging.

The BenRiach Distillery Co. Ltd

In 2004, the BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd was established with the acquisition of The BenRiach Distillery by an independent consortium led by Billy Walker. In 2008, the company purchased the iconic GlenDronach Distillery, located in Forgue by Huntly in Aberdeenshire. The GlenDronach is world famous for producing richly sherried single malt whisky and has a long standing history dating back to 1826. In 2013, the BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd acquired Glenglassaugh Distillery, which lies on the Moray Firth coast, near Portsoy. Glenglassaugh is a coastal Highland malt with a fruity character and stocks dating back to 1963. Today our distilleries are once again producing single malt whiskies as independent distilleries and a bright and exciting future lies ahead for all.

To find out more about The GlenDronach, please visit www.glendronachdistillery.co.uk

To find out more about Glenglassaugh, please visit www.glenglassaugh.com

Passion and People

Let us introduce some of our small, passionate team who craft our single malt.

Billy Walker Master Blender

Billy Walker

Master Blender

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

Distillery Manager

Born pre-1960, in the shadow of White Horse Distillers in Glasgow, Alan was obviously destined for a future in the whisky business. During his period at Tobermory, owned by Burn Stewart Distillers, that Alan first met Billy Walker, and when Billy led the independent acquisition of BenRiach Distillery in 2004, he managed to persuade Alan to return to the mainland and take up the position of distillery manager. Alan is the distillery manager for GlenDronach, BenRiach and Glenglassaugh distilleries.

Ewan George Warehouse Manager

Ewan George

Warehouse Manager

He was born on the 9th of September 1976 and has lived in the vicinity of the BenRiach Distillery all his life. As a boy he passed the distillery many times, never realising that it would become his second home. Ewan is now warehouse manager for GlenDronach, BenRiach and Glenglassaugh distilleries.

Stewart Buchanan Brand Ambassador

Stewart Buchanan

Brand Ambassador

Ex-distillery manager at BenRiach Distillery, Stewart know travels the world to spread the word about our single malts.

Trisha Savage General Manager

Trisha Savage

General Manager

Alistair Walker Sales and Marketing Director

Alistair Walker

Sales and Marketing Director

Alan Gilchrist Financial Controller

Alan Gilchrist

Financial Controller

Jim Love Purchasing Manager

Jim Love

Purchasing Manager