Dennis Malcolm of Glen Grant Distillery – Scotch Whisky News

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“I strived many years to make this distillery best in class”

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Born in the grounds of Glen Grant in 1946, Dennis has worked for Glen Grant for over five decades. At age 15, Dennis began as an apprentice cooper and has since gone on to follow in his family’s footsteps  as his father and grandfather also worked at Glen Grant.

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In 2013, in occasion of his 50th anniversary at the Glen Grant Distillery, a premium Five Decades single malt Scotch whisky edition was released to honour Dennis’ commitment to the distillery. In 2014 he was made a Keeper of the Quaich.

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Dennis Malcolm inner left rear , Lawrence Graham (Whisky Intelligence) middle rear & Keith Cruickshank (Benromach Distillery) inner right rear on the night they were made Keepers of the Quaich in 2014 at Blair Castle.

Dennis was recognised for his exceptional life’s work at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015, where he received the Outstanding Achievement in the Scotch Whisky Industry Award.

Just days after receiving this award, Dennis was also named the recipient of Whisky Advocate’s 22nd Annual Lifetime achievement award.

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In 2016, Dennis has been awarded the honour of an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to business and the Speyside community.

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