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Scotch Whisky industry expert appointed at West Coast distillery

Reefton Distilling Co. has announced the appointment of Scotch Whisky industry expert Gareth Morgan as Distillery Manager at their Reefton site in the Tai Poutini West Coast rainforest.

Morgan has many years’ experience, working in the heart of Speyside, the most celebrated whisky producing region in Scotland, and home to over half of Scotland’s operating malt whisky distilleries.

He has seen him involved in all areas of the Scotch Whisky industry, including distilleries such as Macallan and Tamnavulin.

Morgan’s role as Distillery Manager will see him lead the Reefton site and oversee the distillery’s cask management programme for their Moonlight Creek Single Malt Whisky.

“We are very pleased to have been able to secure Gareth to fill this new role,” says Patsy Bass, Reefton Distilling Co.’s, Chief Executive.

“Apart from his obvious skill set he is extremely personable and is very keen to share his knowledge.

“The position of Distillery Manager is one of the most senior in any distillery, with a great deal of responsibility.

“Having someone with Gareth’s level of skill and experience to oversee our production facility, ensuring that the routine operation of the distillery continues successfully, whilst achieving production targets, and driving efficiencies will provide a huge benefit to our business.”

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