South African Keepers of the Quaich series

South African Keepers of the Quaich series Introducing Karen Chaloner  |  Master of the Quaich Today I am ending my series on the Keepers with an incredible lady who has been instrumental in our Whisky Journey and was the founder of WhiskyLive SA.  Karen Chaloner is the only female Master in South Africa. Karen Chaloner […]

South African Keepers of the Quaich series

South African Keepers of the Quaich series Introducing Rynard van der Westhuizen  |  Master of the Quaich In our series of conversations with our Keepers of the Quaich, we today have the privilege of chatting to Rynard, he became a Keeper of the Quaich in 2001 Pronounced (K-way -g), an exclusive and international society that […]

South African Keepers of the Quaich series

South African Keepers of the Quaich series Introducing Pierre Meintjes  |  Master of the Quaich For the past two weeks we have been introducing the Keepers of the Quaich, but beside the Keepers there are the Masters. This higher rank was introduced some years ago to honour long-time membership and activity in the Keepers. To […]

South African Keepers of the Quaich series

South African Keepers of the Quaich series Introducing Ray Edwards Today we are chatting to Ray Edwards in our Keepers of the Quaich series, when asked what are his passions?  He explains, “My passions are Scotch Whisky and the wild wild outdoors. There is no better setting to enjoy a dram than a chilly evening […]

South African Keepers of the Quaich series

South African Keepers of the Quaich series Introducing Craig Doré Today, we had the privilege of catching up with Craig Doré, who started his career in liquor at Gilbeys in 1994 as a Brand Manager. He then worked for Diageo for thirteen years in various brand management, innovation and commercial marketing roles, including four years […]

South African Keepers of the Quaich series

South African Keepers of the Quaich series Introducing Jonathan Miles Jonathan has worked in the liquor industry for 41 years and has covered the whole spectrum of Beer, Wine and Spirits, Retail and Wholesale. He has also worked in the fermentation world for Fuel and Beverage products with Anchor Yeast and Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled […]

South African Keepers of the Quaich series

South African Keepers of the Quaich series Introducing Mike Orrey Mike went to Cape Town at the age of 17 from the Eastern Cape and studied Graphic Design and Marketing, then started his own Marketing business at 29 year of age. He was fortunate to work with the liquor industry where he discovered Scotch Whisky. […]

Keepers of the Quaich

Keepers of the Quaich What is a Keeper of the Quaich? The Keepers of the Quaich is an exclusive and international society that recognises those that have shown outstanding commitment to the Scotch Whisky industry. Founded by the leading distillers, it is by its very nature, the beating heart of the industry. In establishing the […]