Cristian olave

Whyte & Mackay’s Single Malt Specialist 

Cristian Olave is Whyte & Mackay’s Single Malt Specialist for the U.S. Southern Region.

Based in Dallas, TX he travels regularly, working with consumers, trade, media and distributors. His career in the alcohol industry spans over 20 years, across several categories and brands. His passion for spirits has taken him to Scotland, and beyond, studying and working under the tutelage of some of the top master distillers and blenders in the industry.

Cristian’s love for Scotch Whisky is self-evident and he aims to share the rich history and heritage of The Dalmore & Jura with all that he meets. A savvy raconteur, he brings a flair for storytelling and an expert understanding of production techniques and processes. His broad experience, along with a sharp nose and palate, make him a well-rounded, entertaining, and knowledgeable whisky educator.