OUR TEAM

Distillery Manager Peter Holroyd

PETER HOLROYD
DISTILLERY MANAGER

After graduating Heriot Watt University with an Bsc in Brewing and Distilling Peter started work as a brewer at St Austells Brewery and then Strathaven Ales.

He's now in charge of creating and crafting the spirit which will slowly mature into Kingsbarns Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Director William Wemyss

WILLIAM WEMYSS
DIRECTOR

William is Director of Wemyss Development Company who in addition to tea plantations and property, have an existing whisky brand Wemyss Malts.

He and the rest of the Wemyss family are delighted to now be distilling Kingsbarns Single Malt Whisky and secure the family interest in Scotch for the next generation.

Distillery Experience Manager Michael van der Veen

MICHAEL VAN DER VEEN
DISTILLERY EXPERIENCE MANAGER

Michael joined our team in November 2018 to run our Visitor Centre. Michael is a passionate whisky fan with many years of experience in the ‘5+ star’ hospitality industry.

Originally from The Netherlands, he has lived and worked in Scotland for 15 years, now living in Cupar, Fife.

Business Development Manager Fiona Paterson

FIONA PATERSON
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Fiona joined the team in October 2019, having previously worked in Scotland and France in both the whisky and tourism industries.

Now living back in her home town of St Andrews, Fiona is passionate about all things whisky and is in charge of bringing new visitors to the Kingsbarns Visitor Centre for tours and events.

Tour Manager Lali Grifel

LALI GRIFEL 
TOUR MANAGER

Lali is originally from Barcelona but has been living and working in Scotland for 23 years.

She has an amazing passion for Scotch whisky, working in the industry for 12 years - it's what kept her in Scotland! Lali can speak French, Catalan and Spanish and can provide tours in Catalan and Spanish if required.

Cafe Manager Angie Smith

ANGIE SMITH
CAFÉ MANAGER

Angie has worked with us in the café since we opened and is now our Café Manager. Make sure you drop into the cafe during your visit to sample our delicious cakes, scones and sandwiches.

The cafe also serves tasty soups along with a selection of gluten free treats.