Watch Tom Fischer’s interview with Richard in the video segment below including an on-camera tasting of The Dalmore.
Last year, Richard celebrated 40 years in the whisky industry and the award recognizes his service to not only to Whyte & Mackay but to his continual efforts to promote whisky all over the globe, in the fun and engaging manner that has earned him a legion of fans.
Richard tells BourbonBlog.com, “It’s an honour to receive this award from Whisky Magazine and it means a great deal to me that my fellow whisky peers respect the work I am doing. Over the last 40 years I have had the privilege to work in the whisky industry and travel the world over meeting many many whisky enthusiasts. I have created some very special whiskies along the way including the first whisky to break the £100,000 barrier and just recently I got to sample the Shackleton whisky which has to be one of the greatest highpoints of my career.”