The Dingle Distillery, based in Co. Kerry, has appointed Graham Coull as its new Master Distiller, to continue the distillery’s production of award winning spirits.
Following a lengthy application process that saw potential candidates from across Europe and as far away as Australia apply for the position at the distillery, Graham Coull is to commence his new role this autumn.
Having started his career in the drinks industry training as a brewer at Webster’s Brewery in Halifax, in 1994 Coull began working in the whisky industry as bottling manager at William Grant & Sons before realising his passion for distillation, becoming Distillation Manager for Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kinivie Distilleries.
Graham leaves his most recent role as Distillery Manager and Master Distiller at Glen Moray where he held a 14 year tenure, during which time he managed the expansion of the distillery and developed its range of whiskies.
Arriving at the Dingle Distillery to his new role will mark Coull’s 25th anniversary working in the whiskey industry.
Commenting on his new role, Graham Coull said: “Becoming the Distillery Manager and Master Distiller at The Dingle Distillery is an ideal opportunity for me to continue my passion for creating whiskies. I’m extremely impressed with the quality of the maturing spirit at Dingle and welcome the challenge of distilling in Dingle’s unique maturation conditions to craft the next small batch releases of Irish whiskey. I’m looking forward to really exploring the similarities and differences between Scotch and Irish whiskey, comparing and contrasting the different styles and bringing my experience to develop the new expressions and releases. There are definitely exciting times ahead!”
Commencing his new role in October, Coull will oversee the production of the Dingle Distillery’s small batch whiskey releases, as well as Dingle Gin and Dingle Distillery Vodka.