WHISKY veteran Dr Kirstie McCallum has been appointed as the new master blender of Halewood’s Artisanal Spirits division.
The move will see McCallum, who was previously master blender of Glen Moray and prior to that senior blender for the Bunnahabhain, Tobermory and Deanston single malts, oversee the creation of Halewood’s whisky portfolio, which includes Scottish brand Crabbie, English whisky Peaky Blinder, Aber Falls from Wales and Irish whisky brands Gelston’s and The Pogues.
McCallum said the company has “a very diverse and exciting whisky portfolio”.
“I’m really looking forward to working alongside the team to develop these brands and using my industry experience to help create the best possible whisky offer,” she said.
Lee Tayburn, operations and production director at Halewood Artisanal Spirits, said: “As a business, we are dedicated to growing our portfolio of artisanal spirits, and of course whisky plays a very important part in this.
“Over the last five years we have invested heavily in distilleries across the UK and globally, and are constantly evolving to ensure that we provide our customers with premium, quality spirits with provenance. With her extensive experience and expertise, Kirstie will be integral to this, and we look forward to working closely together as we grow and develop our whisky credentials.”