Top whisky maker Max McFarlane joins the Ardgowan Distillery team

Ardgowan Distillery has a new addition to the team

Top whisky maker Max McFarlane has joined the Ardgowan Distillery team, where he will planning to create and release a new series of whiskies later this year. Max McFarlane was whisky maker for Edrington where includes Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, Bunnahabhain, Tamdhu and Highland Park.

Max has now joined the Ardgowan Distillery where he will help the fledgling distillery develop its whisky-making skills and deliver a series of new whiskies this autumn.

The Ardgowan Distillery has already received planning permission for their 1 million litre facility and will commence construction this year. They plan to start distilling in 2020 and aim to produce a flagship seven-year-old alongside a range of younger single malts.

“Our first whisky will be released in and around Inverclyde this autumn, and it will be the first of a series of affordable and accessible quality whiskies which we will issue in the years ahead,” says Max.

Max remains tight-lipped on what the new series will be named, but did confirm it would include a single malt, a blended malt and a grain.

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