David started work at William Grant & Sons as an apprentice in 1962. He was appointed Master Blender in 1974; a position he has held ever since, making him the longest-serving Master Blender and Malt Master of any distillers in the industry.
During his 45 years at William Grant & Sons, David has developed an award-winning range of single malts and blends which have earned him some of the industry’s top accolades. Personally, he has been awarded the Grand Prix of Gastronomy by the BritishAcademy of Gastronomes and lifetime achievement awards from both the International Wine & Spirit Competition and highly influential whisky magazine Malt Advocate.
David’s pioneering spirit and dedication to his craft, coupled with his modest, unassuming manner has made him one of the best-loved and respected craftsmen in the business.