Tomatin Distillery - Whisky ambassador receives two industry honours - 4th April, 2012
Douglas Campbell, Brand Ambassador at Tomatin Distillery, is the proud recipient of two prestigious awards from the whisky industry, marking 50 years’ service at Tomatin Distillery.
Douglas has been inducted into Whisky Magazine’s ‘Hall of Fame’; a permanent tribute honouring those noteworthy individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the world of whisky. Having joined Tomatin in 1961 at the age of 15, Douglas progressed through almost every area in the distillery before being appointed Distillery Manager in 1990.
He now promotes the brand worldwide in his current role of Brand Ambassador. The Hall of Fame honour was presented at the Waldorf Hilton in London on 22nd March 2012.
Induction into the Hall of Fame follows Douglas’ recent receipt of a Lifetime Achievement award from Whisky Advocate magazine, America's leading whisky magazine in February 2012. Every year the magazine awards its Lifetime Achievement Award to someone who has distinguished themselves in the industry over long years of service.
Douglas has been selected by the magazine to receive the 18th annual award because in their view, “dedication such as his should not go unnoticed”.
Tomatin Distillery released a special limited edition whisky last year in recognition of Douglas’ 50 years’ service. Douglas himself created the single malt using whiskies distilled in each of the 5 decades he has worked at the distillery, calling it ‘Decades’.
Robert Anderson, CEO of the Tomatin Group, commented: “Douglas had already contributed 27 years to Tomatin when I took up my post in 1988 and has therefore always been a great inspiration to me. ‘Decades’ was a fitting compliment to Douglas’ participation in the evolution of Tomatin, and these honours further highlight the dedication given by Douglas over the past 50 years. We couldn’t be prouder of him!”
Douglas added: “Even after 50 years I am still learning new things about the Scotch whisky industry, and most importantly, I still enjoy doing what I can to help promote the Tomatin product.”