Tamnavulin Announces New Distillery Manager: Leon Webb joins Tamnavulin following the distillery's success at Spirit of Speyside Festival
Published Date: 23rd May 2022
The award-winning Speyside distillery Tamnavulin has appointed experienced whisky maker Leon Webb as its new Distillery Manager. His arrival further bolsters the distilling team at the world's fastest-growing Single Malt, which recently won gold at The Spirit of Speyside Awards for Tamnavulin Spanish Grenache Cask.
Leon joined the team in early May, returning to his native Scotland following a period of five years in Canada, working as Master Distiller and Blender for the well-respected Shelter Point Distillery on Vancouver Island, B.C.
Originally from Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands, Leon graduated with an MSc in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, before embarking on his distilling career in both Scotland and Canada, producing a number of award-winning liquids.
He joins Tamnavulin's Distiller Sam Douglas and Blender Kirsty Hodge, who has been working closely with the distillery in recent years, as part of the wider Whyte & Mackay Distilling Team, which is headed up by Master Whisky Maker and Blender Gregg Glass.
Shane Healey, Distillery Director at Whyte & Mackay, said: "Leon will be a fantastic addition to Tamnavulin and our Distilling Team. I am confident he will build on all the great work already done at the distillery and make a great contribution to the extraordinary growth of the Tamnavulin brand around the world. Leon joins Tamnavulin at an exciting time, fresh after the Spirit of Speyside Festival."
The single malt brand was brought back to life in 2016 as a quintessential signature Speyside malt whisky. The fruit-forward liquids produced are all double-matured and enhanced through wine cask finishes, released at an affordable price point.
Numerous award wins later – coupled with a rapid growth in demand from consumer and trade alike have quickly established Tamnavulin as a leading example of quality Speyside whisky - testament to a distillery and whisky making team that will be further bolstered by Leon's experience.
Tamnavulin recently announced the addition of a White Wine Cask Edition to its core range, building on the popularity of the brand's Red Wine Cask Editions.
 *IWSR 2019-20, largest growing Single Malt