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Halewood Artisanal Spirits welcomes Jillian Boyd

Halewood Artisanal Spirits has announced the appointed of Jillian Boyd as its new master blender, joining from Compass Box where she worked as a whisky maker and brand ambassador. Boyd is taking over from Dr. Kirstie McCallum.

In her new role as master blender at Halewood Artisanal Spirits, Boyd will be overseeing the creation of whiskies from Halewood’s own distilleries based across the UK.

During her time at Compass Box, Boyd won the prestigious title of Master Blender at the World Whisky Awards in 2020.

Commenting on her new appointment, Boyd said: “I am so excited to be joining the Halewood business. They have such an incredible line up of emerging whisky brands from all over the UK, and a commitment to producing new and innovative whiskies and blends.

"I can’t wait to work, and learn, alongside the hugely passionate teams at the likes of Aber Falls and Bonnington, and to closely collaborating to produce truly exceptional products”

Group marketing manager Poppy Williams added: “We’re thrilled to welcome Jill to the Halewood team. The expertise and creative flair that she displays will be invaluable as we continue to develop our whisky portfolio and elevate the quality and reputation of our brands.”

26 September 2023 - Bradley Weir