The Jack Daniel's Distillery has appointed Jeff Arnett
its master distiller. Arnett, a native Tennessean, will become the seventh master distiller in the company's history, replacing Jimmy Bedford, who retired last month. Arnett began his career at the distillery seven years ago in quality control, where he oversaw Jack Daniel's Single Barrel.
Dance music act Groove Armada has signed a one-year
deal with Bacardi-Martini. As part of the recording contract, Bacardi will fund the production of an album and Groove Armada will play live at Bacardi-branded events around the world. The agreement also allows Bacardi to commission tracks for use in advertising and other promotional campaigns.
The Glenglassaugh Distillery has announced the appointment of Graham Eunson as distillery manager. Eunson (pictured above,
left) joins from Glenmorangie, where he was manager of the distillery
from 1998. Dutch investment house
recently acquired Glenglassaugh for £5 million from the Edrington Group. "During my career I have had to oversee the closures of both Scapa and Glendronach distilleries, so the opportunity to breathe life back into a mothballed distillery of such iconic status was one I couldn't resist," Eunson said.
Mixologist Jamie MacDonald has been chosen as Appleton Estate's official brand ambassador in Scotland. MacDonalds' role will include hosting rum appreciation courses and developing new serves for Appleton Estate V/X, 12 Year Old Extra and the recently launched 8 Year Old Reserve.