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Distillery firm in manager 'coup'

Graham Eunson and Stuart Nickerson
Graham Eunson and Glenglassaugh managing director Stuart Nickerson

A moth-balled Moray distillery which is due to reopen later this year has appointed a former boss of a famous whisky distillery as its manager.

Graham Eunson joins Glenglassaugh, near Portsoy, from Glenmorangie where he was manager of its distillery at Tain, in the Highlands, since 1998.

Orkney-born Mr Eunson's appointment has been seen as a coup for the 133-year-old Glenglassaugh distillery.

It will reopen for the first time since 1986 after a buyout.

'Couldn't resist'

Built in 1875, Glenglassaugh was a contributor to Famous Grouse, Laing's and Cutty Sark blends.

It will reopen after a Dutch investment house, Scaent, agreed a 5m acquisition of the business from Edrington Group.

Mr Eunson previously worked for the Scapa Distillery on Orkney and for Glendronach Distillery in Aberdeenshire.

He said: "During my career I have had to oversee the closures of both Scapa and Glendronach distilleries.

"So the opportunity to breathe life back into a moth-balled distillery of such iconic status was one I couldn't resist."


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