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GlenAllachie hires Beattie as ops director

Richard BeattieThe GlenAllachie Distillery near Aberlour in Speyside has appointed Richard Beattie as operations director.

Mr Beattie was previously director of distilling at Mossburn Distillers, parent company for Torabhaig Distillery in Skye and Akashi Distillery in Japan.

He began his career as distillery manager at Speyside Scotch Malt Whisky Distillery and has almost 30 years’ experience within the industry.

A Fellow of the Institute of Brewers and Distillers, he is former chairman of the Scottish section of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, a member of the education and training committee of the Malt Distillers Association of Scotland and has chaired the commercial committee for the last five Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conferences. 

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