As a Whisky Maker at The Macallan, Diane plays a key role in the Whisky Mastery Team, creating and enhancing The Macallan’s exceptional portfolio of single malt whiskies and driving forward the brand’s legacy for the future, based on almost two centuries of whisky-making heritage.
Diane joined The Macallan in February 2022. Originally from Speyside, Diane’s first step into the whisky industry was with a summer job as a Distillery tour guide. Having studied for a degree in Forensic Science at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Diane brings a sound scientific background to her new role at The Macallan.
Diane enjoys the variety that whisky making brings, producing vattings at the bench, stock assessment, working on new products, involvement in technical operations and brand education. She believes that whisky making is a skill built up over time and through experience, not something that can be taught in the space of a short course or by listening to methods and processes.