Well-known Grouse, one of the crucial in style blended Scotch whiskies on the planet, now has a brand new grasp blender on the helm by the title of Craig Johnstone.
Johnstone, it was famous, brings nineteen years of trade expertise to the position within the UK and most not too long ago in Tasmania. Following within the footsteps of earlier Grasp Blenders together with Gordon Movement and Kirsteen Campbell, he turns into “one among a choose few individuals who know the distinctive mix of whiskies that mix to type Scotland’s favorite whisky and holder of a Royal Warrant.”
“It’s a privilege to be Grasp Blender for The Well-known Grouse and to be a part of the staff which are the present custodians of this superb model,” stated Johnstone in a ready assertion. “This beloved Scotch Whisky has performed a outstanding position in my life, a part of so many celebrations with household and pals – simply the aroma offers me a way of being again residence.”
I’m wanting ahead to delivering the prime quality and character that’s anticipated of The Well-known Grouse and persevering with the legacy of this well-loved whisky.”
In his position Johnstone can be based mostly at guardian firm Edrington’s ‘106 Pattern Room in Glasgow, the place an estimated 11,000 samples of single malts, grains and blends are saved and the place a staff of blenders nostril as much as 600 samples a day to ensure what’s described because the aroma, flavour and character of The Well-known Grouse mix.
In ascending to this position, the brand new grasp blender, after finishing a level in astrophysics, discovered that his first job was as a Scotch Whisky distillery tour information. The expertise led him to focus his ambitions on the trade and develop an curiosity in sustainability in spirits distillation.
“Craig is a proficient grasp blender and his expertise and fervour for the model and for exploring new concepts in sustainability will assist us to construct on the worldwide success of The Well-known Grouse and likewise rise to the problem of our Internet Zero ambitions,” famous Joakim Leijon, World Model Director for The Well-known Grouse.