About Us

GlenDronach, the sleeping giant, has awoken and is once again an independent distillery.

Independent ownership gives us the freedom to rekindle the reputation of GlenDronach as the distiller of richly sherried single malt whiskies of inimitable and individual character. It’s a reputation that has travelled worldwide – to those in the know, it’s a well kept secret. The team at GlenDronach have set out on a journey to bring GlenDronach back to life. In April 2009 the famous 12, 15 and 18 year-olds were re-launched, creating the GlenDronach Core Range. Since then, we have developed our portfolio with some interesting wood finishes, excellent single cask bottlings and fantastic additions to the core range.  

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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. 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 BenRiach, please visit www.benriachdistillery.co.uk
To find out more about Glenglassaugh, please visit www.glenglassaugh.com

The Team

The team at GlenDronach have their sights set on the future. The road that lies ahead may be long, but so often, life is more about the journey.
Billy Walker Master Blender

Billy Walker

Billy is one of the most recognisable characters in the Scotch Whisky industry, having now been involved in the industry for over 35 years. He is a Keeper of the Quaich, has been responsible for the creation of a number of award winning blended Scotch whiskies and has been involved in the acquisition and resurrection of five single malt whisky distilleries during his career including BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh.

Alan McConnochie Distillery Manager

Alan McConnochie

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 the GlenDronach, BenRiach and Glenglassaugh distilleries.

Ewen George Warehouse Manager

Ewen George

Ewan 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 the GlenDronach, BenRiach and Glenglassaugh distilleries.

Alison Milne Visitor Centre Manager

Alison Milne

Frank Masse Tour Guide

Frank Masse

Frank was distillery manager at GlenDronach distillery from 1986 till 2004 when he retired. He still works as a tour guide for some of our connoisseur's tours.

Jim Love Purchasing Manager

Jim Love

Trisha Savage General Manager

Trisha Savage

Stewart Buchanan Brand Ambassador

Stewart Buchanan

Ex-distillery manager of the BenRiach Distillery, Stewart now travels the world spreading the word on our three fantastic single malts.

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