World-renowned Master Blender Colin Scott is celebrating 40 years in the whisky industry.
Highlights of his glittering career include the creation of luxury whiskies Chivas Regal 18 Year Old and Chivas Regal 25 Year Old, as well as the growth of the Royal Salute range.
Colin said: “As Master Blenders we are responsible for safeguarding the integrity of all our brands, and ensuring their consistent quality and taste experience year after year.
Another part of the job is looking at the new spirit made today with a view to the future, securing the right stock for the next generation of Master Blenders, thus ensuring a seamless continuity.
For Master Blenders consistent high quality is paramount in our line of work, and this is something you must never compromise on.”
Among Colin’s career milestones are the creation of Chivas Regal 18 Year Old in 1997, and 10 years later in 2007 when he added the Original Legend Chivas Regal 25 Year Old.
Colin added: “Back when I started our primary concerns were Chivas Regal 12 Year Old and Royal Salute 21 Year Old two iconic products.
Now we have two great families.
To have been involved in the development and growth of their fame has been very exciting. This is especially true for Chivas Regal 18 Year Old, which is today global No.1 in its category, and I feel especially honoured that every bottle carries my Gold Signature.”
In recognition of his contribution to the Scotch whisky industry, Colin was appointed a Master of the Quaich in 2008, having previously been inducted as a Keeper of the Quaich Scotland’s most prestigious Scotch whisky Society in 1998.