Next up in our Meet the Team series, introducing Gareth Reid, our Distiller at Kingsbarns.
"I spent the first fifteen years of my career as an electrical engineer. I started home brewing as a hobby, won a couple of competitions and got hooked! I returned to university in 2012/13 to study for my MSc in Brewing and Distilling. After getting my degree, I worked for three years in brewing before joining the Kingsbarns team in 2016 as a Distiller.
I love my role because I think that making whisky is like a time capsule; people will be enjoying it long after I’m gone! My favourite whisky is Dream to Dram – it sets the standard for all that we create at Kingsbarns. It’s a light and fruity whisky that doesn’t rely on heavy cask characters, so there’s no hiding place for flaws. Because of its fantastic taste, you know that we distillers are doing a good job!"