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Speyside distillery, Tamnavulin has announced experienced whisky maker Leon Webb as its new Distillery Manager. His arrival bolsters the distilling team at the world’s fastest growing single malt.
Leon joined the team in early May, returning to his native Scotland following five years in Canada, working as Master Distiller and Blender for Shelter Point Distillery on Vancouver Island, B.C.
Originally from Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands, Leon graduated with an MSc in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, before embarking on his distilling career in both Scotland and Canada, producing a number of award-winning spirits.
He joins Tamnavulin’s Distiller Sam Douglas and Blender Kirsty Hodge, who has been working closely with the distillery in recent years, as part of the wider Whyte & Mackay Distilling Team, which is headed up by Master Whisky Maker and Blender, Gregg Glass.
Shane Healey, Distillery Director at Whyte & Mackay, said: “Leon will be a fantastic addition to Tamnavulin and our Distilling Team. I am confident he will build on all the great work already done at the distillery and make a great contribution to the extraordinary growth of the Tamnavulin brand around the world. Leon joins Tamnavulin at an exciting time, fresh after the Spirit of Speyside Festival.”
For more on Tamnavulin visit their website https://www.tamnavulinwhisky.com/