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Gregor Cattanach
National Master of Whisky
Director of Whisky Education Keeper of The Quaich

Gregor grew up at single malt distilleries in Scotland such as Caol Ila, Coleburn, Cragganmore and Cardhu where his father Evan worked as Master Distiller of these quality single malts. This is where Gregor’s apprenticeship truly began. Learning from his father something that he never imagined that would take him all over the world.

While working in Scotland as Global Brand Ambassador for Diageo’s whisky portfolio, Gregor developed a deeper passion for the technical side of Distilling so in 2009 sat and passed the Institute of Brewing and Distilling General Certificate in Distilling. He also became more involved in the quality control of whisky via sensory analysis and in 2011 (after 2 years and numerous organoleptic tests)  became a qualified whisky nose.

Gregor has visited many countries around the World sharing his extensive knowledge of whisky to thousands of whisky lovers while passing on his passion about the history/heritage, production process, maturation, blending, the people and all their great stories told over a “wee dram.” .

He is now based in the USA working as Director of Whisky Education with the USA Masters of Whisky. A high performing team of Whisky enthusiasts who have turned a passion into a career.

In October 2011 Gregor was inducted into The Keepers of the Quaich, an exclusive Global Scotch Whisky society that honors individuals for their contribution to the Scotch Whisky Industry and for the years has been nominated and shortlisted in a number of other Whisky Ambassador awards.