appoints Stephen Woodcock as their new
Head of Whisky Creation.
Following the departure of Glen
Moray/La Martiniquaise-Bardinetís Master
Blender Dr Kirstie McCallum at the
beginning of this year after what was
quite a short stay the company announced
today that they have appointed Stephen
Woodcock as Glen Moray Head of Whisky
Creation & Stocks.
Stephen, who brings a wealth of
experience to his new role will be
responsible for developing Glen Morayís
wide range of whiskies and championing
its long-held expertise in maturing and
Joining from The Distell Group, Stephen
will also oversee the other global
whisky brands owned by Glen Morayís
parent company La Martiniquaise-Bardinet.
These include the Millionaire (selling
more than 1m 9 litre cases a year)
blended Scotch whisky brands Cutty Sark,
Label 5 and Sir Edwardís.
Stephen, who succeeds Dr Kirstie
McCallum, is highly regarded in the
industry, previously holding the
position of Master Distiller at Distell.
There, he was responsible for the
premium single malts crafted at Deanston
in the Highlands, Bunnahabhain on Islay
and Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, as
well as maturing stocks and blending.
Stephen is well-versed in the world of
Speyside, too. After beginning his
career in the industry with Diageo, he
spent a number of years honing his
skills in the renowned whisky region.
"We are thrilled to bring Stephenís
talent and experience into the LM-B
family. We have ambitious plans for Glen
Moray and all our whisky brands, and we
look forward to working with Stephen to
share more exceptional whiskies with our
fans across the world."
Stephen, a passionate rugby fan, is
married with two grown-up children. He
said: "Iím so excited to be joining Glen
Moray as the Distillery goes from
strength to strength. Together with its
expert team, I hope to build on the
legacy of maturing and marrying
different casks, to craft great-tasting
whiskies, which will be enjoyed by
newcomers and connoisseurs alike."
Time will tell what Stephen will create
for us but meanwhile you will find the
current Glen Moray whisky range
available from specialist online whisky
retailers such as