Richard Paterson marks 50 years in whiskyBy Amy Hopkins
Renowned Scotch whisky maker Richard Paterson, master distiller of The Dalmore, is to embark on a world tour in celebration of 50 years in the industry.
Paterson will host a series of tastings around the world, showcasing a selection of bottles including The Dalmore Paterson Collection and the recently released The Dalmore Quintessence.
He will celebrate his 50th anniversary in the whisky industry later this month – the majority of which he has spent at Whyte & Mackay and The Dalmore Distillery in the Scottish Highlands.
Paterson started his whisky career in 1966 at A Gillies & Company Whisky Blenders & Brokers as a general production assistant.
“The past 50 years has flown by and I am so proud of what I have achieved in the industry,” said Paterson. “My time with The Dalmore has provided me with some of my fondest moments. The chance to create and work with the world’s oldest and rarest malts has been an absolute privilege and I’m forever grateful that I’ve been able to share these treasures with fellow whisky lovers across the world.
“While my work with The Dalmore has undoubtedly been a career highlight, I’ve also been fortunate enough to share my passion with whisky fans whilst contributing to the work of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. This variety has made my time in the industry all the more enjoyable.
“The next 18 months are shaping up to be among my best yet. I enjoy meeting people who have a passion for whisky and I’m relishing the chance to share my celebration with connoisseurs from across the world.”
Click on the link below to view a brand video created by The Dalmore to celebrate the life of Richard Paterson and his work to date in the whisky industry.