Worked for over 55 years as Malt Master and Blender for William Grant & Sons. For The Balvenie and Glenfiddich he was responsible for the selection of the barrels and for the construction of the stock and the warehouses management. He is still a popular jury member at events where whiskies are judged. Although already more than seventy years old, he still works part-time for William Grant.
In July 2016 he obtained the title MBE, Member of the Order of The British Empire, for his contribution to the worldwide expansion of Scotch whisky. He is the quiet, silent thinker of the trio. He is also a well respected judge at the IWSC (International Whisky &Spirits Competition) and ISC (International Spirits Challenge)