A NEW manager is at the helm of Tamdhu Distillery in Speyside.
Sandy McIntyre took the reins from Sandy Coutts, who has retired after more than 40 years’ service.
McIntyre joined Tamdhu, which is owned by Ian Macleod Distillers, from Diageo, where he worked across the Burghead and Roseisle maltings and Glenlossie, Mannochmore and Glen Spey distilleries in various roles over the past eight and a half years.
At Tamdhu, McIntyre is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the distillery, including production, warehousing, HR, health and safety, maintenance, spirit and cask quality as well as compliance for the site and supporting brand development and promotion.
Robbie Hughes, group distillation manager at Ian Macleod Distillers, said McIntyre’s previous experience will “contribute greatly” to the distillery. “Having been relaunched less than two years ago, it’s a very exciting time at Tamdhu and Sandy will play a key role in its future,” he said.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to send our best wishes to Sandy Coutts who will now retire from Tamdhu after more than 40 successful years. We hope he enjoys a very well deserved rest!”
McIntyre said: “Taking over the reins from Sandy Coutts has been a delight and pleasure as he has historical and detailed knowledge of the site and the process, and being able to draw upon that knowledge as part of my hand-over has been invaluable. Tamdhu is a quality spirit from a site that prides itself on tradition and nothing is more pleasurable than showing off our people, our process and our product.”