Whisky Ambassador - Ruaraidh MacIntyre
Ruaraidh MacIntyre, Brand Ambassador for Ardbeg and Glenmorangie, comes from a long line of whisky makers; the 4th generation of his family to work at Ardbeg distillery. Being a native of Islay, he learned from a young age the stories and legends around whisky making, and after leaving the island he brought that rich story telling tradition to the world.
Ruaraidh worked at the Ardbeg distillery for 4 years, following a path tread by his father and started by his great-grandfather. Having left Islay to gain a Physics degree he’s uniquely placed to explain the modern scientific approach to whisky making pioneered at Glenmorangie, while still able to help the public understand the handmade approach employed at both Ardbeg and Glenmorangie.
Whisky has been Ruaraidh’s drive in life, and whether it’s talking about the effects of wood quality on maturation, or recalling a tale of years gone by, he brings an enthusiasm born of passion distilled.