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Glenmorangie names new distillery manager

Published:  23 July, 2008

Andy MacDonald will take over as the new manager at Glenmorangie's Tain distillery.

Dr Bill Lumsden, who heads up whisky creation and distilling at the Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) brand told MacDonald is currently working out a three month notice period with Diageo.

MacDonald, who joins Glenmorangie from the Benrinnes and Dailuaine distilleries, will take over the role from Graham Eunson who has been with the company since 1998.

Eunson will become manager at the soon-to-reopen 133-year-old Glenglassaugh distillery, which has been out of operation since 1986.

Lumsden said: "I think he (MacDonald) is a very good people person. He's a bit of a personality and he will do a very good job of leading and motivating the other 15 employees of Tain."

There remains huge potential to expand the Glenmorangie brand both domestically and in global markets, particularly North America and Asia, he added.

Lumsden concluded: "The UK is still our most important market and what we hope to do there is maintain our UK market share while growing in the rest of the world.

"Over the next five to ten years it is quite feasible we could double the business."