Bladnoch Distillery appoints master distiller

One of Scotland’s oldest and most historically rich distilleries, Bladnoch Distillery, which was acquired by Australian entrepreneur David Prior last month, has announced its appointment of Ian Macmillan as master distiller and blender. 

Ian Macmillan will use his 40 years experience in the Scotch Whisky industry, including his experience resuscitating Burn Stewart’s three distilleries, to bring Bladnoch in South West Scotland back into production. 

In announcing Ian Macmillan’s appointment, David Prior said:

“I am delighted that such a well-known master distiller and blender as Ian Macmillan is joining the Bladnoch team.  His experience and expertise will ensure we create the finest Scotch Whiskies as we re-start distilling at Bladnoch and develop our brand strategy and marketing."

Ian Macmillan said on his appointment: “I am very excited to be joining Bladnoch and eager to get started. I look forward to meeting the challenges of getting Bladnoch back into production. 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 and other Scotch Whisky brands.”