Inver House Distillers has appointed new managers at four of its five distilleries.

The Scotch whisky company, which was bought by Thai Beverages' International Beverage Holdings last month, said today (30 November) that Malcom Waring will head up its Pulteney distillery, with Fred Sinclair leading Balmenach and Gordon Bruce moving to Knockdhu.

John MacDonald, meanwhile, has been appointed externally from Glenmorangie to head up Balblair, with Bobby Anderson still managing the Speyburn distillery.

"I am delighted to be returning to Pulteney as distillery manager," said Malcolm Waring, who previously worked at Pulteney before his recent position at Knockdhu distillery. "All the DMs at Inver House are close and we regularly speak to each other - sharing our ideas and experiences. It is an incredibly proud moment for me and a great opportunity for us all."

Derek Sinclair moves up from his previous position as DM at Balblair to become group distilleries manager at the company.

"It is an exciting time for Inver House," added Martin Leonard, operations director of Inver House. "We are growing as a group and are delighted that we have been able to promote a number of our experienced and loyal members of staff in these changes. We have a great mix of talent, experience and enthusiasm within the team and I wish them success in their new roles."

Founded in 1964, Inver House was the subject of a management buyout in 1988 and was sold in 2001 to Pacific Spirits UK for GBP58m (US$110.3m). The distiller produces whisky brands including Old Pulteney single malt.