Welcome to Whyte & Mackay

A passionate community dedicated to making exceptional Scotch since 1844.

Whyte & Mackay, born in Glasgow and made in Scotland, is a global leader in whisky. We are home to a collection of multi-award-winning whisky brands, including The Dalmore, Fettercairn, Jura, and Tamnavulin. Our unwavering mission is to be a driving force in the whisky industry, renowned for our ability to build brands that truly stand out.

At Whyte & Mackay, we are more than just whisky makers. We are curators of diverse whisky experiences. We believe there is a whisky for everyone to enjoy, from the rugged islands to the majestic highlands. Each of our five whisky distilleries is an invitation to explore our incredible whisky brands and discover the world of diverse flavour that Scotch has to offer.

Whyte & Mackay was founded with a vision to create a superior Scotch for the thriving community of Glasgow. Today, that belief in creating connection and community holds true as the purpose in all that we do.

Makers, Leaders, Innovators and Storytellers. At Whyte & Mackay, we all have a hand in the whisky we make. From acorn to cask, to bottle, to glass – we take pride in all we do and make. How we treat each other day-to-day is as important as how we nurture our whisky year-to-year. We strive to be our best by working together to help each other grow. We celebrate thinking ahead to drive change today because we believe we will shape the future of whisky.

Whisky-making Excellence

Led by Master Whisky maker Gregg Glass, alongside Master Distiller Mr Richard Paterson OBE and supported by a team of talented Whisky makers and blenders, we’re home to 4 award-winning single malt whiskies and a portfolio of outstanding spirits brands.

At Whyte & Mackay, our whisky-making philosophy is guided by a relentless pursuit of innovation and uncompromising quality. This commitment is evident in the unique expressions we craft across our exceptional whisky portfolio, from the Dalmore Luminary collection, a true fusion of whisky, art, and design, to the Jura Islanders Expressions, which captures distinct flavours from a tiny island community.

This innovation has been recognised as industry-leading, with Gregg Glass being awarded Master Blender of the Year 2023 at the Icon of Whisky Awards and our Scottish Oak Programme collecting the 2022 Spirits Business Award for Innovation in Production.

An Award-Winning Portfolio

Each of our Single Malt Whiskies has garnered critical acclaim and enjoyed thriving commercial success.

From our island whisky Jura being ranked the No.1 Single Malt in the UK to Speyside innovator Tamnavulin becoming the No.1 Fastest Growing Single Malt Globally, our whiskies are at the forefront of the growing category.

The Dalmore, a genuinely exceptional highland malt, continues to push boundaries as a pioneering single malt through recent collections, including the Luminary and Cask Curation Series.

Fettercairn, which celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2024, has captivated consumers with its limited Warehouse releases and the introduction of the first Fettercairn Scottish Oak whisky bottled in 2022. It is the first single malt to be entirely aged in Scottish oak casks and launched across the industry.

Inspiring Global Consumers

At Whyte & Mackay, we are progressive in our marketing, balancing operating in a category steeped with heritage with a drive for modernity and innovation, inspiring consumers from the Hebrides to Hainan.

Our brands are going from strength to strength, with impressive global growth figures and a growing market share. Our future ambitions are bold, and with continued ambitious growth on the cards, we are truly building brands that stand out from the crowd.

Working with the future in mind

We are on a transformative journey, investing in our people, planet, and brands. In our Whyte & Mackay Green Print, we laid down our sustainability commitments and how we will positively impact our planet. Our Community agenda informs how we are shaping life at Whyte & Mackay for every one of our people. We are committed to offering a great workplace experience across every business function.

We are truly international, with offices located from New York to Singapore. Whyte & Mackay still operates its headquarters in Glasgow.

In Scotland, Whyte & Mackay operate a state-of-the-art Bottling Hall and Distribution Centre in Grangemouth and a Whisky Production and Warehousing Centre in Invergordon alongside five respected distilleries, from the islands to the Highlands.

Our Values

We pride ourselves on being a value-led business. Our values inform everything we do and are core to what makes us Whyte & Mackay.

Respect – Treating each other as we want to be treated

Grow – Working with each other to help us grow

Be our best – Striving to be our best

Pride – Taking pride in what we do and make

Thinking ahead – Thinking ahead and driving change

International Malts Specialist

Do you thrive in the luxury brand environment and possess the charisma to engage and inspire both trade partners and consumers? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

As a Single Malt Specialist at Whyte & Mackay, you will be the face of our high-performing Single Malt Whisky portfolio, focusing on enhancing brand equity in the luxury space. You will play a crucial role in building strategic partnerships with key on-premise venues, retailers, influencers, and consumers by creating and delivering impactful, engaging experiences.

Distribution

  • Forge meaningful relationships with trade partners to extend distribution in targeted accounts
  • Collaborate with the distributor’s sales team to ensure optimal distribution of our whisky portfolio, with a primary focus on The Dalmore

Visibility

  • Develop and implement plans for impactful brand visibility across targeted venues
  • Work closely with Whyte & Mackay and distributor marketing teams to bring global and market brand strategies to life

Activation

  • Deliver best-in-class training events for distributor teams, trade, and consumers
  • Lead and execute a brand masterclass program across key cities.
  • Represent the brand and its values at key activations, including bar takeover events

Amplification

  • Represent our Malt Whisky brands at priority media and consumer events
  • Drive influencer engagement and amplification of the brand
  • Collaborate with retained agencies to build media relations
  • Amplify brand activations on social platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Reporting and Process

  • Plan engagements and travel efficiently
  • Submit timely reports to facilitate visibility and decision-making
  • Adhere to consumer data protection rules and use CRM/reporting formats appropriately
  • Report regularly to the Regional Manager
  • Bartending experience: Preferred for confident and authoritative interaction with top trade professionals
  • Luxury brand experience: Proven experience working with luxury brands or environments
  • Driving license: Full driving license with comfort in remote and flexible working conditions
  • Social media skills: Advanced skills in platforms like Facebook and Instagram
  • Influencer connections: Well-connected with influencer communities
  • PR experience: Experience in working with PR, luxury brands, and their clientele
  • Strong knowledge of the Sydney on-premise and cocktail scene
  • Clear understanding of social media and influencer touchpoints
  • Familiarity with PR and brand/event amplification
  • Up-to-date with the latest on-trade and mixology trends
  • Passionate about luxury and whisky
  • Competent with Microsoft IT packages (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
  • A deep love for the world of spirits and whisky
  • Tenacity and a strong will to win
  • Engaging, dynamic, and professional demeanor
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
At Whyte & Mackay, we value passion, dedication, and a drive for excellence. We offer a dynamic work environment where you can truly make a difference and bring our luxury whisky brands to life. Join us in creating unforgettable experiences and driving our brand’s success in the luxury market.

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Account Manager

On-trade Luxury, London

An exciting hybrid sales role; working from the London office and out in trade across London meeting premium multi-site venue customers. 

Working with the wonderful Whyte & Mackay luxury whisky portfolio, you’ll be responsible for driving new business and for growing existing key accounts across the strategically important premium managed groups in the London region.

To be considered, you will be based within the M25 corridor and have a proven track record in the On-trade as an Account Manager. Ideally with experience in whisky and premium spirits, you will have evidence of successfully winning new business, developing key accounts and for creating Joint Business Plans & pricing builds. With a passion for luxury, you will have a natural ‘can-do’ attitude and are someone who always acts with integrity.

Account Manager

Specialist Retail & On-trade RTM, Midlands/Central England

Due to the current incumbent being promoted to National Account Manager, a role based in central England has opened for an experienced drinks operator to join Whyte & Mackay within their Specialty Retail & On-trade team.

Working from home, the Account Manager is responsible for developing On & Off-trade key accounts in the region. With the focus on Specialist Retail, the Account Manager will develop existing relationships with buyers and identify new business opportunities.

The successful candidate will have evidence of winning and managing key accounts in the Midlands/Central England across the On & Off-trades. Ideally with whisky and/or premium spirits experience (or wine), you will have a proven record of establishing strong JBP’s, engaging activations.

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If you would like more information about working with Whyte & Mackay please contact Denholm Associates on 03303 359 818 today. We’re ready to help! Thank you.

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ANDY BRADY

HEAD OF HR

Andy Brady is a seasoned HR recruitment specialist, with over two decades of expertise in the field. With a foundation in Human Resource Management from the University of Derby, Andy swiftly transitioned into specialised HR recruitment. His diverse portfolio spans FMCG, Manufacturing & Engineering, Financial Services, the Third Sector, and Supply Chain, working at all levels from entry to executive positions.

ZOE LUMSDEN

Recruitment AdministratoR

Zoe joined Denholm in 2022 as Recruitment Administrator, after working in administration roles for nearly a decade. Most recently within the recruitment industry, she joins us with experience of supporting consultants, clients and candidates at all levels. Zoe has a passion for helping people and applies her positive attitude and approachable manner to support our team and deliver the best possible service to our clients and candidates at all times.

DREW GILLIES

HEAD OF AGENCY

Drew arrived at Denholm as an award-winning creative, having headed content strategy teams for marketing/advertising agencies in the UK/USA before a successful career in HR, people and culture. He has years of marketing experience and building teams on both sides of the Atlantic, priding himself on going the extra mile for clients and candidates alike. Drew always works with passion as our specialist in account management, planning and strategy, digital marketing, full-spectrum creative and traffic/studio management.

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SENIOR CONSULTANT - TECHNOLOGY, CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION

Callum has been working in recruitment since 2018 where he has solely focussed on the Technology, Change and Transformation market across the UK and ROI. He works closely with his clients and candidates to build long-lasting relationships across several industries, including Technology, Financial Services, Professional Services, Healthcare, Education, Public Sector and more. He specialises in engineering roles across Software, Infrastructure, Systems, DevOps and Cloud, along with Software Testing.

MICHELLE WEIR

Senior Finance Executive

Michelle is enthusiastic, practical, and adaptable – with 15 years experience across Finance. She is known for being trustworthy, hardworking, and enjoying a challenge. Michelle excels, both independently and as part of a team, bringing a methodical approach to her work. Combining a friendly and professional demeanor, allows her to effectively engage with colleagues and clients at all levels. Client and candidate care is paramount to Michelle and to Denholm.

ALANA SIM

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - CONSUMER

Alana has been working in recruitment since 2012, predominately within the FMCG & Consumer markets. Having recruited in both the UK & Asia Pacific markets, Alana has a sound knowledge of local & international recruitment. Partnering with brands to attract & hire the best sales talent in the market, Alana focuses on mid to senior level Sales appointments within the Consumer space. With a strong commercial & sales background, Alana identifies and engages the best commercially focused talent for our clients.

SCOTT CAITHNESS

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP PARTNER

Scott started his career working for one of the leading Advertising & Comms agencies in Edinburgh where he spent 7 years before moving in to recruitment in 2011. As such, he is well-networked in the Marketing & Comms space across Scotland. With a friendly and consultative approach, Scott is genuinely passionate about providing a positive journey to both candidates and clients alike and believes communication plays a big part in this.  A “thinking-outside-the-box recruiter”, he is known for helping candidates portray the best version of themselves and helping clients find talent for those hard to fill roles.

ANDY MACEWAN

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY, CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION

Andy has been recruiting in Technology, Change & Transformation since 2001. Delivering tailored resource solutions as trusted advisor to clients ranging from start-ups through to global blue-chip organisations across contract, permanent, fixed term, and managed service/statement of work solutions. He has experience providing candidates for Helpdesk through to CIO and takes great pride in providing excellent customer service and ensuring each candidate journey is a positive one. An expert in his market he can provide guidance across current market trends.

JAMES BLYTH

HEAD OF MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

James has a decade of experience within the FMCG sector where he has partnered with a wide range of businesses placing key appointments at all levels including Director/ Board level. Driving growth across our Manufacturing & Engineering function, James specialises in Production, Operations, Engineering, Quality, HSE, Technical, NPD and Supply Chain. With his passion and expertise in these areas, James supports candidates and clients by working closely to understand their needs and wants providing exceptional service.

ANGELA MCCANN

DIRECTOR OF GROWTH

Having worked in the recruitment industry since 2000, Angela brings a wealth of experience as a Recruitment Professional and a proven track record of delivering a high-quality search and selection service to both public and private companies in the UK and internationally. Angela believes in a partnership approach to recruitment, ensuring a detailed understanding of employer/jobseeker requirements and delivering a bespoke service underpinned by professionalism, pragmatism and strong market knowledge.

Our Community

As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.

Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.

Our Environment

We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.

Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option. 

Our People

Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!

We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.

We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.

Our Purpose

Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.

Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.

The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.

As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.

And this is what we do, every day.

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Communication Advisors

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team. 

You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the key account lead with day-to-day client liaison, providing strategic counsel on day-to-day account matters when required
  • Active involvement in planning and delivering global PR, marketing and digital campaigns
  • Managing content programmes, including mapping out content themes, spotting industry trends and story angles, writing copy when required which may include opinion articles, web and social
  • Building strong media relationships, creating pitches based on your story ideas and delivering content in-to suit the client’s target media and securing opportunities
  • Planning and running client’s social media programmes, and management of their channels
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to grow brand awareness and profile our client’s businesses within their target sector through events, webinars, thought leadership
  • Producing comprehensive and timely reports on client activity 
  • Supporting in the development of client proposals to help grow or win parts of the business


In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven background in account handling and direct client liaison – 4 years’ minimum
  • Experience in an agency setting focusing on B2B communication or PR
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • A background in delivering creative, digitally led B2B communications such as LinkedIn campaigns
  • An innate understanding of earned media, with the ability to create stories and generate coverage across traditional media, digital and social
  • Experience working on content management programmes, with an awareness of the changing way business audiences consume information and an appreciation of search, paid and wider customer marketing activity, and how it all fits together
  • A history of working with clients in a variety of sectors is welcomed but experience in the tech and energy industries is advantageous.

Communication Lead

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.

Your core duties will include:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies 
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors 
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business 
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates.

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Experience in Energy, Renewables, Financial Services or Life Sciences would be very desirable
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth 
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance

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