International wine &
spirit competition

2019 Spirits Judging Committee

2019 Spirits Judging Committee

David Stewart

David Stewart



Chair Judge

David has dedicated 55 years of his life to the Scotch whisky industry.

His pioneering techniques have had a profound impact on the production methods used today.

David is renowned for his ground-breaking work particularly around ‘cask finishes’ for The Balvenie and has developed a number of award-winning whiskies enjoyed and loved by drinkers all over the world.

In 2016, David was presented with an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen.