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The Single Cask appoints two senior hires

Image: Helen Stewart (left) and Jan Damen
Whisky bottler The Single Cask has announced the appointment of Jan Damen and Helen Stewart as senior members of its team.
Damen joined the team as general manager in October 2023, bringing a career’s worth of experience in hospitality and whisky. His previous roles include operations director positions at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and the Artisanal Spirits Company. With The Single Cask, Damen will develop the bottler’s global strategy and grow its team.  
Appointed as brand marketing manager, Stewart’s career in whisky has also seen her work at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, where she was head of brand marketing and membership. She will continue to focus on brand strategy at The Single Cask, building brand awareness globally. 
The Single Cask is also currently in the process of hiring a panel of ‘taste masters’, in a first for the company.
Damen commented: “Feeling the contagious passion and enthusiasm the small team here at The Single Cask have and, of course sampling some of their incredible whiskies, I knew instantly that I wanted to be involved in taking the company to the next level. It was an easy decision to take up the role of general manager at The Single Cask. We only bottle whiskies with the clear mission of exciting and entertaining our whisky drinking family, and to me that is what whisky is all about. 
“The response to our taste masters job application has demonstrated the impressive interest people already have for The Single Cask — we’re really thrilled to announce more and more news as the team grows and tell our story to the world.”
Stewart added: “Drinking single cask whisky is an incredible experience, one that deserves to be shared and appreciated in imaginative ways. What I love about The Single Cask is the belief that the search for the ultimate dram never ends. There is no finish line. It’s such an exciting vision and drive… Whisky should be fun. This is very much The Single Cask brand mantra, and whisky lovers should expect good times ahead.”
The Single Cask recently launched a social media competition to celebrate World Storytelling Day on 20 March 2024, in partnership with genealogist Lorna Kinnaird of DunEdin Links Genealogy. The campaign showcases The Family Series of single cask whiskies. The winner will receive a bottle from the series and the opportunity to explore their family tree with Kinnaird.

21 March 2024 - Lucy Schofield