Published at: 03-18-2023

Stephanie Macleod Becomes Director Of Blending For Bacardi

Stephanie Macleod has been elevated to the newly formed post of director of blending for Bacardi's Scotch whisky portfolio.

For the Scotch brands William Lawson's, Aberfeldy, Dewar's, Aultmore, Craigellachie, The Deveron, and Royal Brackla, Macleod serves as master blender.

She will continue to manage the Scotch portfolio in her extended role as director of blending, with the objective of examining procedures to premiumize the line.

“It’s an exciting time for Scotch whisky right now as demand grows around the world for top quality, beautifully crafted blends and malts. In my new role, I’ll be ensuring we are able to meet this increasing demand – both now and for many decades to come – while continuing to deliver new, exciting and curated Scotch whiskies, spanning our blended and single malt portfolios.” ~ Stephanie Macleod, director of blending for Bacardi

A well-known whiskey blender and master blender, Stephanie Macleod is devoted to diversity and inclusion in the whisky business and is noted for her skill in crafting and mixing complex and nuanced whiskies. She is presently the Master Blender for Barcadi and has received several honours for her work, including the Master Blender of the Year award from the 2020 International Whisky Competition.

“The consistent quality and flavour of every drop of our Scotch whiskies is thanks to Stephanie and her team. As director of blending, she will bring her mastery of the entire whisky-making process – from barley to bottle – to play a pivotal role in delivering our bold growth ambitions for Scotch whisky.” ~ Dave Ingram, chief supply chain officer, Bacardi

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