OUR TEAM

Malcolm Rennie Distillery Manager 

Is responsible for overseeing everything that happens at the distillery and ensuring the highest quality spirit is produced and matured to our exacting standards.

When not making whisky, Malcolm will either be relaxing at home with family, out walking his dog, listening to 70s metal / rock or watching MotoGP.

 

Darren McCormick Production Supervisor 

Keeps our distilling operations ticking over and monitors all stages of the production process, ensuring quality and efficiency standards are adhered to.

Outside of the distillery, Darren enjoys spending time with friends, family and his three children, and carrying out thorough analysis of our competitors' products.

 

George Elliott Production Operator 

Looks after malt transfer, milling, mashing and yeast fermentation operations within the distillery.

Aside from Lochlea, George loves his music, football and spending time with family.

 

 

David Ferguson Commercial Manager 

Responsible for bringing our brand to market and managing our Sales and Marketing function.

When not talking about Lochlea whisky, David is either spending time with his young family or watching his beloved but serially underperforming football team.

 

Kate McCormick Logistics Manager 

Makes sure we have all the right materials for bottling, right through to handling our shipments throughout the UK and into export markets.

If not on the phone to suppliers and customers, she will either be traveling or disappearing into the distance on her motorbike.

 

Alison Fagan Finance Director 

Happiest right in amongst the numbers and commercial contracts getting the detail correct, Alison has been instrumental in the delivery of the project since its inception.

Every business needs an Alison and we are very lucky to have her and her dedication. When she is not working, she enjoys socialising, chatting and spending time with her family.

 

Heather McFarlane Accounts Manager 

Ensures the payments are run, keeps the accounts and records updated and works on the businesses forecasts.

Away from work, Heather enjoys spending time with her young family.

 

 

Jim Forrest Farm Team 

Has run an Agricultural contracting business across Ayrshire for the past 50-plus years.

Jim treats growing our barley as if it's his very own crop, putting in long days on the seeder and combine, nurturing the crop to delivering the best yield possible, we are indebted to him for his attention to detail.

 

Davy Anderson Farm Team 

Is our ploughman, and has been passionately motivated by our project from the start. Perhaps not as good a poet as the original influencer here, but a trophy winning competition ploughman none the less!

When he's not farming or agricultural contracting, he enjoys taking part in ploughing competitions and spending time with his grandchildren.

Cameron Ramsay Farm Team 

Cammy assists with cultivation and tractor work, specialising in vary rate spreading of fertiliser and also application of various spays to manage the barley crop.

He has a very keen eye for detail and perhaps a soft spot for a John Deere tractor.

Flip and Indie Our Resident Dogs 

Greet guests arriving at the distillery, direct traffic in the car park, and security guards when awake.

 

 

 

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