Tour & Talk

Sustainable End-to-End Cask Supply

THURSDAY, 22nd September 2022. 14.00 - 18.00 BST

By the Scottish Section

THURSDAY, 22nd September 2022

14.00 - 18.00 BST



Macallan Distillery
AB38 9RX


The Scottish Section is excited to invite Members and Guests to see how a large distillery manages its cask supply and usage at Macallan Distillery. The day includes a technical tour of the new Macallan Distillery, along with a lecture and discussion on sustainable wood management in Scotch Whisky.

A must for anyone with an interest in wood and how it influences flavour.



Scott Adams - Head of Cask Supply, Edrington - has extensive knowledge of Spanish supply chains and strategic cask management. He works closely on achieving brand equity through developing Macallan’s unique partnerships and management of cask procurement.

David Baird - Operations Manager, Edrington -  is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day cooperage activities, cask storage and stock management at the newly opened cooperage facility on the Macallan site.



14:00 - Cooperage tour

15:30 - Distillery tour

16:30 - Technical Presentation with Q&A

Hi-Viz & Safety Shoes essential – Please bring Safety Shoes & Hi Vis as these are required for entering the cooperage. Ear and eye protection will be provided.


Why you should attend:

  • Gain exclusive access to see Macallan Distillery up close
  • Listen to an informative technical talk on sustainable wood management
  • Gather insight through a Q&A session with an industry expert
  • Network with industry peers over food and drinks


Tickets:  IBD Members - Free
                Non-members - £20

Maximum number of places: 30

Deadline to register: 19th September