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Top industry award for whisky man who resurrected North-east distilleries

Stewart Buchanan, 47, has been named a Keeper of the Quaich
Stewart Buchanan, 47, has been named a Keeper of the Quaich

A man who brought two North-east distilleries back to life has been given one of the Scotch whisky industry’s highest accolades.

Stewart Buchanan, 47, has been named a Keeper of the Quaich for his role in the resurrection of the BenRiach and Glenglassaugh facilities in Aberdeenshire.

He said: “To see my work earning rewards and being recognised alongside other Keepers of the Quaich who are stars in the industry is a real honour.”

Now working as a brand ambassador, Mr Buchanan travels the globe selling whisky to buyers and hosting tasting sessions.

He added: “Bringing BenRiach back to life again, and Glenglassaugh too, is a professional highlight.”

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