UK: Edrington Group switches distillery managers at Macallan, Highland Park

By | 18 April 2012

The Edrington Group has confirmed a change of distillery managers at two of its whisky facilities in Scotland.

The company, which also owns The Famous Grouse whisky brand, said earlier today (18 April) that Russell Anderson, who heads up production at its Highland Park distillery on Orkney, will move to The Macallan site on Speyside. Replacing Anderson, who has spent 15 years at Highland Park, will be Graham Manson.

When contacted by just-drinks, a spokesperson for Edrington said that Anderson is replacing Alexander Tweedie, the current manager at The Macallan. Tweedie is taking on the role of technical support manager for Edrington as Bill Crilly is retiring from the role later this year.

Manson joins Edrington from North British Distillery, where he has been engineering manager since 1997. He also spent time with Diageo, working on its Bell’s Scotch brand.

Between 1998 and 2000, Anderson was production manager at The Macallan.

Sectors: HR – personnel, Spirits

Companies: Edrington, Highland Park, Macallan, The Famous Grouse, Diageo

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