Started as a apprentice cooper at Bowmore in 1963 and would build up an unprecedented career in the whisky world, where he not only went through all the steps of the production process, but also became a solid value in the management and promotion of whisky. In 2001 he became production manager for the rebuilt Bruichladdich distillery, where he stayed until his retirement. He received many awards during his career for his work. Jim is still a much-requested consultant for new starting whisky companies. He is a fascinating narrator who knows how to link humour to science.