The People

The Glenrothes is a hands-on, no frills distillery. From the people in the tun room and the stillhouse, to the warehouse workers and the room where our Master Whisky Maker noses the freshly drawn spirit, every one who works here contributes their passion and expertise towards a common goal.

The Master Whisky Maker

Gordon Motion has been the Master Whisky Maker at The Glenrothes since taking over from John Ramsay in 2009 following eleven years of intense study under his mentor’s wing. During that time he has used his knowledge to craft our finest whiskies.

Without the care, expertise and skill of generations of whisky makers from Rothes and beyond, there would be no Glenrothes. Every bottle is a testament to them and a celebration of their craft.

The Distillery Manager

A distillery manager is like the conductor of a great orchestra, which is why we are lucky to have Alasdair Anderson on board as our Distillery Manager at The Glenrothes. Alasdair is responsible for both production and warehousing operations – and spends a lot of time maintaining the excellent standard of the spirit, which has been produced by his illustrious predecessors since 1879.

The Coopers

The smallest team, yet some would argue the busiest—and noisiest—at the distillery, are our coopers, charged with the sourcing and reparation of our casks led by Brian. Their role in maintaining the excellence and durability of our wood stock is vital in ensuring the excellence of every Glenrothes single malt.