Keepers of the Quaich inducts six new Masters

11th April, 2017 by Kristiane Sherry

The management committee of international Scotch whisky society Keepers of the Quaich has inducted six new Masters to the prestigious and revered group – meet them here.

Twice a year the exclusive international society meets at Blair Castle to induct new members to its elite group of whisky experts.

On 3 April, the Keepers welcomed 41 new Keepers to their number – and selected six worthy recipients to be honoured with the revered privilege of becoming Masters of the Quaich.

While Keepers are “dedicated and passionate” people who have worked within the Scotch whisky industry for more than five years, and who are committed to achieving greater appreciation of the the spirit across the globe, Masters are Scotch luminaries who have been “exceptionally constructive” in the 10 years since being inducted as Keeper, and have made an “outstanding contribution” to the industry.

The ceremony saw six such individuals celebrated – which included in absentia, Thomas Jago, the founder and president of The Last Drop Distillers, who over his glittering career has launched Baileys Irish Cream and was a driving force behind concepts such as The Classic Malts and Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

Read on to discover the other eminent industry figures bequeathed the honour of Master of the Quaich…

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