Monday, January 10, 2022


The Dunphail Distillery, which has been founded by the same team behind the West London based Bimber Distillery, has today announced the appointment of Matt McKay as its Director of Whisky Creation and Outreach.

Matt joins the Speyside based distillery (currently under construction) in a varied role, which will see him working alongside Founder and Master Distiller Dariusz Plazewski, to define and develop Dunphail’s wood policy, create and manage the site’s cask inventory and shape the profile and quality of all spirits bottled under the Dunphail Distillery brand.

Dunphail Distillery Director of Whisky Creation and Outreach: Matt Mackay

In addition, Matt will manage the production of whiskies sourced from distilleries across the world for a new independent bottling operation, the details of which will soon be announced. He will also lead on all marketing and communications activities for both Dunphail and Bimber as Director of Marketing and Communications.

Matt, who has previously been closely involved with the development and promotion of London’s Bimber Distillery, has also been a leading voice in whisky communication for a number of years, writing the popular website He holds the IBD General Certificate in Distilling.

Commenting on the news, Matt Mackay, said: “It is a great privilege to be appointed as Director of Whisky Creation and Outreach for Dunphail Distillery. I am truly excited to have the opportunity to explore my passion for cask experimentation and to be able to develop and deliver new exceptional whiskies. I’m honoured to be coDunntinuing to work alongside Dariusz and to assist with defining and developing what we believe will in time become an iconic distillery house style.”

Matt will take up the newly created position in March 2022.

Posted by Steve Rush