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The people

Our force of nature

Dedicated to their work, our talented team have honed their skills and craft over many years to create a diverse and dynamic whisky portfolio that embodies the spirit of this special place.

Rachel Barrie

Master blender

With over 30 years in the whisky industry, Rachel Barrie is one of the world’s revered whisky Master Blenders. In 2018, she became the first female Scotch whisky Master Blender to receive an Honorary Doctorate and was welcomed into Whisky Magazine’s illustrious ‘Hall of Fame’, while in 2019 she was inducted as a ‘Keeper of the Quaich’.

Growing up in the Garioch district of Aberdeenshire and learning to surf at Sandend Bay, has allowed Rachel to experience first-hand what makes the environment around Glenglassaugh so special.

Picture of Rachel Barrie holding a glass of Glenglassaugh next to a fence with the ocean in the background.

Kirsten Ainslie

Assistant Blender

Her role at Glenglassaugh involves working alongside Rachel Barrie to build on the legacy of maturing and marrying different casks, crafting whiskies to be enjoyed by newcomers and connoisseurs alike.

Picture of Kirsten Ainslie and a bottle of Glenglassaugh on rocks in front of water.

Stewart Buchanan

Global Brand Ambassador

As Glenglassaugh’s torchbearer and champion around the world, his role and the distillery are intertwined. Standing on the shores of Sandend Bay you’ll never experience two days the same, while attending a tasting with him, he guarantees you’ll never have the same session twice.

Picture of Stewart Buchanan smelling Glenglassaugh out of a glass.

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