The People at Glengoyne Distillery
Robbie has been working at distilleries since he was a lad. He's now glad to call Glengoyne home. He claims that at all the others he was merely practising for here.
As a Glengoyne mashman, Peter enjoys taking time and care to ensure that we get the best from our malted barley.
Billy has spent over 40 years maintaining Glengoyne’s plant and equipment. Without him there would be no whisky making. Prior to working at Glengoyne Billy led a varied life, with jobs including lorry driver, car salesman and horse trader.
Ewan has worked in the whisky industry since 1986 and lives locally to the distillery. After many years in a bottling plant, Ewan describes Glengoyne as “mental therapy”. His hobbies include football, attending comedy shows (no comments please), golf and hill walking.
All Mashmen consider themselves more active than the Stillmen. Jim is no exception.
Bill has been at Glengoyne for almost 12 years following a visit to Glengoyne distillery in 2001. He says that it was during this visit that he “fell in love with the whisky, with the distillery and with the people” and decided on a career in the industry.
A rose among the thorns, Steph (or “Wee Steph” as she is affectionately known), is the only female in the Glengoyne Production team.
Duncan lives at the distillery and has done for all of his 37 years in the job. When not working he tends his two flocks (sheep and family), plays the pipes and watches rugby.
Deek spends his days watching whisky sleeping. He is the custodian of our future and a man of great patience. As our casks breathe, 2 to 3% of the spirit disappears into the atmosphere each year, enveloping Deek on the way- perhaps that’s what keeps him so well preserved.
Ronnie is a local legend well known for distilling and horticulture. He’s been at Glengoyne for over 32 years and remembers the days when working practises were even more relaxed.