Keepers of the Quaich welcomes five new Masters

13th October, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers

Revered Scotch whisky society Keepers of the Quaich has added five new Masters to its exclusive and international group – SB introduces the worthy recipients.

Earlier this week, 45 new Keepers and five Masters were inducted into the prestigious Scotch whisky society

Keepers of the Quaich was established by the Scotch whisky industry to recognise the “outstanding commitment “of those who produce or promote Scotch.

On 9 October, 45 new members of the Keepers of the Quaich, along with five new Masters were inducted into the international society at a private ceremony held twice a year at Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, the historic home of the Earls and Dukes of Atholl.

Guests at the event were addressed by Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin whose popular fictional detective Rebus first appeared in print 30 years ago.

“Scotch whisky was, and remains, the first global spirit and Keepers of the Quaich exists to recognise and celebrate the exceptional contribution of people working in all aspects of the industry, all over the world,” said Peter Prentice, chairman of the Society.

“At the ceremony we inducted new Keepers from no less than 19 different countries which demonstrates the continued popularity of Scotch Whisky.”

In April this year, the group also welcomed 41 new Keepers to their number – and selected six worthy recipients as Masters of the Quaich.

Click through the following pages to learn more about the new Masters of the Quaich.

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