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Stephen Bremner made Keeper of the Quaich

Stephen Bremner, one of the directors of Tomatin Distillery has been inducted intou The Keepers of the Quaich, joining the likes of Prince Charles, Jackie Stewart, Ronald Reagan in his new role.

Stephen grew up in Inverness, where he now lives with his wife and children. He has worked with Tomatin for 13 years, joining as a logistics coordinator before progressing to his current position as sales director, where he develops the businesses portfolio of brands around the world.

His induction took place at Blair Castle, the ancient home of the Earls and Dukes of Atholl, where 41 new keepers and six masters were welcomed at the bi-annual event. This years inductees come from 16 countries around the world, and have amassed 900 years of experience amongst them.

Founded to represent the Scotch whisky industry worldwide, The Keepers promotes the goodwill of the industry and honours those who have made a recognisable contribution.

Stephen Bremner, Tomatin sales director, says: "Being invited into The Keepers of the Quaich is an incredible honour. Our CEO Bob Anderson was made a member back in 2015 and I'm hugely grateful to be joining him and to be part of the society's esteemed membership."

"This recognition is testament to the continued growth of Tomatin and the commitment of the wider team behind our fantastic distillery."

The ceremony, led by the grand master Mrs Sarah Troughton, and guest speaker Rory Bremner, sees members entertained at a banquet with the finest of Scottish hospitality.

Tomatin recently won Distiller Of The Year 2016 and Brand Innovator Of The Year 2017 at the Icons of Whisky Scotland Awards.

11 April 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor