For a distillery celebrating 200 years, the Bladnoch story is only just beginning.
Owner & CEO
David has a prodigious passion for whisky together with a strong desire to restore the heart and soul of the local community. He purchased Scotland’s 200-year-old Bladnoch Distillery in 2015. His philosophy; “Early mornings. Deep stretches. The crash of a wave. The view from the clouds. The silence of thought. The noise of success. The rules broken. The limits pushed. Good company. And a great drink.”, is what brings enjoyment in life and together with his business ethics, Bladnoch Distillery is enjoying a bold, powerful and exciting revival.
Master Distiller & Blender
In 1973, Ian’s apprenticeship began at Glengoyne Distillery. There he gained experience in cask handling, filling, warehousing, mashing and distilling. Over a forty year period, Ian became recognized as a Master Distiller and Blender and gained a celebrated authoritative status in the industry. In 2015, Ian joined Bladnoch with the intention to produce the next generation of Scotch Whiskies. Authentic, bold, and for today’s world. “There is a tremendous opportunity to create one of the very best Single Malt Scotch Whiskies for passionate consumers of scotch worldwide, and to develop the range of Bladnoch bottlings.”