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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE 2017

SALMOND RECEIVES BACKING OF WORLD-CLASS HUNTLY BASED WHISKY CO. 

Euan Shand, Chairman and owner of Duncan Taylor Whisky, has announced his endorsement of SNP candidate for Gordon, Alex Salmond


Euan Shand was raised at the Glendronach Distillery, where his father was manager.

Euan then joined distillery owners William Teachers and Sons Limited as a trainee before moving to the company's head office in Glasgow to train in export finance and international trade.

In 1990, Euan founded the Bennachie Scotch Whisky Co, where he pioneered the interest in vatted/blended malts. In 2001 Euan acquired Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited.

 In 2001, Black Bull blended scotch whisky was acquired by Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd. It won “Gold” and “Best in Class” International Spirits Challenge 2013; “Best Blended Scotch Whisky 21 Years & Over” at the World Whisky Awards 2012; “Best Blended Scotch Whisky” at the World Whisky Awards 2012; “Best Blended Scotch Whisky 12 Years and Under” at the World Whisky Awards 2011; “Gold” at the International Wines & Spirits Challenge 2011; “Gold” at the International Spirits Competition 2011; winner in the Blend Category the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge 2011 and was “Overall Winner” at the  Best In Glass 2011. 

Mr Shand said:

"I've known Alex for many years. He has been a constant source of encouragement as we have built a world class whisky business based in Huntly.

"He is an exceptional member of parliament and he has my full endorsement and support."

ENDS