Iain Forteath

Global Brand Ambassador for Angus Dundee Distillers PLC

Whisky lover, Wine drinker, Raconteur, International man of mystery, World cheese eating champion… these are all words Iain has used to describe himself, and may do so again.

Iain joined Angus Dundee Distillers in 2015 after making his mark in retail side of the Whisky industry. Hailing from a family of Whisky lovers, Iain’s passion for ‘the water of life’ started from a young age. After Graduating in Geography and Environmental Science, he spent a brief stint teaching in France before realizing his true calling: Whisky (…and wine, but we’ll let him off). This led him to WoodWinters, a leading Wine and Spirits specialist, where he quickly took up position as resident Whisky Guru and eventually retail manager. After that it was on to Robertsons of Pitlochry, as Sales and Operations Manager. At this point he was also recognized for his tasting skills and selected as a Judge for the prestigious Scottish Field Whisky Challenge… Then we pinched him for our Global Band Ambassador.

His role involves travelling the world, sharing his knowledge and passion for Whisky. He hosts regular tastings, training sessions and masterclasses and is always keen to meet whisky fans and novices alike to introduce them to our drams. Don’t let his youthful charm fool you, he can bore the hind legs off you if you want to know the nitty gritty of distilling, but he likes to tailor his tastings to suit his audience and keep them fun and factual while sharing a good dram.