Viski dünyasının en yetenekli isimlerinden, Morrison Bowmore’un baş harmancısı Rachel Barrie yaklaşık bir saat önce Facebook hesabından Brown Forman’a transfer olduğunu duyurdu.
Glenmorangie’deki başarılı döneminden sonra Bowmore, Glen Garioch ve Auchentoshan üzerine çalışan Barrie özellikle Glenmorangie Signet ve Bowmore Mizunara ile ismini oldukça öne çıkardı.
Rachel Barrie önümüzdeki yıllarda viski dünyasında adı bağırılmaya başlanan Glendronach, Glenglassaugh ve oldukça beğendiğim BenRiach’ın başında olacak ve şüphesiz bu viskilere de kendi imzasını başarılı bir şekilde yerleştirecek.
”As word is out, and next week is my last at MBD, it feels right to share my news.
After 26 years in Whisky, of which the past 5 have been at MBD, it’s time for the next Chapter on my never-ending Whisky journey.
The past 5 years have been amazing – I’ve worked with and got to know the most inspiring people (you!!) and been so lucky to work with truly magnificent Whiskies- unlocking the hidden depths of Bowmore, going back to my roots with Glen Garioch, and being part of the New Malt Order with Auchentoshan. In the past 2 years, I’ve been fortunate to get to know Laphroaig and Ardmore too.
Now to discover the legendary GlenDronach, (established when my ancestors were farmers on nearby land, and my Dad’s favourite malt), the richly coastal Glenglassaugh at Sandend beach (where I surfed as a child, and ancestors were boat-builders and fishermen), and the enigmatic BenRiach, in the heart of Speyside, which reminds me of my great-grandfather’s ‘curiosity shop’, where he sold sweets, honey, was a soutar, and kept bees, birds, cats and a monkey!
So, I’m moving from the best job in the world to the best job in the world, all part of life’s great Whisky adventure!
Thank you for travelling with me on this journey called life – past, present and future- looking forward to sharing the adventures ahead!!”