THE HINCH DISTILLERY
Vic is delighted to have started working with The Hinch Distillery in Northern Ireland, assisting towards the completion of the new build, and also helping in the commissioning stage of the project.
THE BORDERS DISTILLERY
Vic has had to work in a new and innovative way with this new client to provide teaching and coaching during a time of lock down.
Online tutorials and mock exams provided by Vic is helping prepare The Borders Distillery's team of operators for their IBD GCD examinations in November.
THE OUTLAW RUM COMPANY
Vic is greatly enjoying one of his exciting current projects, working with The Outlaw Rum Company.
Jim has imported quality rum from Trinidad, and is maturing it in a variety of casks in the heart of whisky country.
Vic is providing advice on casks and helping Jim with sensory reports as the rum matures.
THE REALLY GOOD WHISKY COMPANY
Vic can regularly be seen and heard on social media, working with Shelley and Alex from The Really Good Whisky Company on their blind online nosing and tasting sessions; what great fun.
You can also hear Vic in his new and regular podcast on Anchor FM called Ahin Aboot Whisky.
EDINBURGH WHISKY ACADEMY
Vic is recognised as one of the best whisky educators in the business and has been loving his time at the EWA.
His teaching ability is in demand far and wide (as well as Scotland, Vic has had recent teaching trips to the Netherlands, Myanmar and Singapore), but he is especially appreciated by the Single Malt Diploma students who come through the Edinburgh Whisky Academy.
THE SCOTTISH WHISKY AWARDS
Vic's technical experience and knowledge is also sought after in the industry.
Vic was delighted to have used his technical expertise to work with the organisers of the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards in 2019, and is looking forward to working with the KD Media team again in the summer of 2020.
UK GRAIN TESTING NETWORK
Vic has been an integral part of the UK Grain Testing Network (formally the UK NIR Network) for a number of years now.
Originally Vic represented Diageo on this committee (as well as sitting on the MAGB Technical Committee and the IBD Barley Committee).
His technical knowledge is now utilised in the role as Technical Administrator for the Network.
WHISKY WITH STRINGS
Vic's son Jay is an accomplished musician and composer.
Together they have started an exciting project called Whisky With Strings.
They can provide you with fantastic original music for your whisky brands and expressions.