Tour, AGM & Lecture

World Class Spirits Packaging & Talk on Shackleton’s Dram

& Scottish Section AGM

TUESDAY, 2 May 2023. 16:00 - 20:00 BST

By the Scottish Section

TUESDAY, 2 May 2023

16:00 - 20:00 BST

Chivas Brothers Bottling Site
Kilmalid, Stirling Road, Dumbarton
G82 2SS

The IBD Scottish Section invites members and guests - especially those involved in distilling and spirits packaging - to see first-hand a world-class bottling site with modern packaging practices in action, focussing on Scotch whisky. The Scottish Section AGM will take place after the tour, followed by an interesting talk on about Ernest Shackleton and his once long-lost whisky that was found buried beneath a hut in Antarctica by explorers.

Please note that only IBD members are eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting.

Safety Footwear is essential. Any other PPE will be provided.


  1. 16.00: Arrive at Kilmalid Bottling Site followed by a comprehensive tour of the facility
  2. 18.00: Refreshments
  3. 18.30: Scottish Section AGM, Chair’s Report for 2022, Financial Statement 2022 and election of officers and committee members
  4. 19.00: Lecture ‘Shackleton’s Dram’
  5. 20.00: End



Ken Duncan, Scottish Section Secretary.

Ken has been brewing since 1977 in various continents, in breweries large and small, a wide variety of styles from ‘Boutique Beer’ in Australia, long before craft beer was invented, to Best Bitter, German Wheats, Czech Pilsners and Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts. He is a Past Chair of the Scottish Section and is currently the Section Secretary, whilst in his day job manages all aspects of production at Fyne Ales.

His passion for the historic and modern, scientific and empirical knowledge in brewing and its allied trades has never ceased and in the past few years has manifested itself in researching breweries and distilleries of old with the aim of bringing these lost treasures to light. The evening lecture will focus upon Ernest Shackleton’s Whisky discovered under his Antarctic hut and its fascinating story.


Why You Should Attend:

  • Visit a world-class spirits bottling site with over 23 million bottles packaged per annum
  • Have your voice heard - help formalise the IBD Scottish Section members and committee structure
  • Great opportunity for networking in the brewing and distilling industry - spend time with like-minded people


Tickets: Free. 40 spaces only.

Booking deadline: TUESDAY, 26 April 2023


  • Taxi or 25-minute walk from Dumbarton Central Station.
  • Limited parking available.

For any questions or to reserve a ticket, please contact Ken Duncan (Secretary of the Scottish Section).

Please let us know your dietary requirements.