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Ireland’s Dingle Distillery appoints new master distiller

Irish whiskey-maker Dingle Distillery has appointed Graham Coull as its new distillery manager and master distiller.

After training as a brewer in Halifax-based Webster’s brewery, Coull began working in the whisky industry in 1994 as bottling manager at William Grant & Sons, before moving into distillation. He was appointed distillation manager for Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kinivie Distilleries.

He joins County Kerry-based Dingle – which was launched by Poterhouse pub group founder Oliver Hughes in 2012 – in October, having worked as master distiller at Speyside whisky producer Glen Moray.

“Becoming the distillery manager and master distiller at The Dingle Distillery is an ideal opportunity for me to continue my passion for creating whiskies,” Coull said.

Coull will join the company in October this year, and will oversee the production of the distillery’s small batch whiskey releases, as well as overseeing the production of its Dingle Gin and Dingle Distillery Vodka.

“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.”

Elliot Hughes, Partner at The Dingle Distillery said: “I know our ever-expanding team in Dingle are looking forward to having him on board and learning from his wealth of experience acquired from over two decades working with whisky.

“We are all eagerly anticipating the next chapter of the Distillery and working alongside Graham on the continued development of our Single Malt and Pot Still whiskies as well as our Gin and Vodka.”

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