Thursday, October 22, 2020


The Wolfcraig Distillery, has today announced the appointment of Richard Paterson as its Master Blender.

The announcement follows the news earlier this month, of plans to build the new £15 million Wolfcraig Distillery in Stirling, by a group headed by the former Chairman and Chief Executive of Whyte & Mackay, Michael Lunn.

New Wolfcraig Master Blender - Richard Paterson

Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Richard who is nicknamed “the nose” is a third generation Master Blender and is regarded as one of the greatest whisky makers of his generation.

In addition to the new role, Richard who has just celebrated his 50th Anniversary with Whyte & Mackay, will continue his commitments with the company, which include being the Master Distiller at The Dalmore.

Commenting on the news, Richard, said: “This will be an opportunity for me to use all the knowledge I have learned over 55 years in the business to create a truly exceptional Highland Single Malt, one that can be enjoyed the world over.”

Subject to planning approval, construction of the Wolfcraig Distillery is expected to get underway in spring 2021, with the distillery set to open its doors in summer 2022.

The distillery will have the capacity to produce up to 1.5 million litres of spirit per year and will focus on producing premium Wolfcraig Highland single malt Scotch whisky, in addition to a range of other associated spirits.

Posted by Steve Rush