WILLIAM GRANT & SONS UK APPOINTS JODY BUCHAN AS MONKEY SHOULDER BRAND AMBASSADOR TO SCOTLAND AND THE NORTH – Scotch Whisky News

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WILLIAM GRANT & SONS UK APPOINTS JODY BUCHAN AS MONKEY SHOULDER BRAND AMBASSADOR TO SCOTLAND AND THE NORTH  

Monday 5th August, 2019: Independent family distillers William Grant & Sons UK has confirmed that co-owner of Kin Edinburgh, Jody Buchan, has taken on the role of first ever Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador to Scotland and the North.

With a wealth of industry experience and knowledge, not only has Jody successfully launched a bar, named in the UK’s Best Cocktail Bars List, but has also recently been named Scotland’s Mixologist of the Year and Scotland’s Spirits Enthusiast of the Year.

Jody’s full-time role will see him working alongside current UK Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador, John Wayte, to lead the way in challenging the conventional; and inspiring the on-trade, retailers, press and drinkers in the home of Scotch, with the cheeky brand’s ‘Made for Mixing’ ethos.

Ieuan Morgan, Monkey Shoulder UK Brand Manager said: “Team Monkey is pleased to welcome another talented Brand Ambassador to the fold. Jody’s experience and passion is just what we were looking for when searching for an ambassador to shake up the north.”

Jody said: “I’m honoured and excited to join the Monkey Shoulder crew and take on the ‘Monkey of the North’ role; bringing my love of sharing the rich history of spirits and drinks with all. First on the list, I’m heading to Edinburgh Fringe with the epic mixer truck – see you there!”

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Jody Buchan

About Jody Buchan:

Originally, from Fraserburgh, a town just outside of Aberdeen, Jody has been behind the bar since he was 18. Beginning as a way to fund his studies and apprenticeship in Petrochemical Engineering, he then worked for BP for over 12 years alongside bartending before making the move to full pursue his love of making drinks and memories for people. In 2017, he opened, Kin, a bar built on the collective experiences of his business partner and himself, which featured on the UK’s Best Cocktail Bars list. He was recently awarded the title of Scotland’s Mixologist of the Year, Scotland’s Spirits Enthusiast of the Year. While still co-owner of Kin, Jody will be taking on the Monkey Shoulder role on a full-time basis.

You can follow him on Instagram: @JodySpiritual

About William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons, Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s favourite single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third largest blended Scotch Grant’s® as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry®, Milagro® Tequila, Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder, and Drambuie.

For more information, please visit: http://www.williamgrant.com Follow us on Instagram: @WilliamGrantUK

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