Although of Scottish ancestry, as you may deduce from Greg’s surname, Greg is in fact Devon born & bred. Greg is a master plasterer by trade, and has developed a number of businesses in the Dartmoor region. As well as a passion for Scotland, and whisky Greg is also part ‘Breton’ at heart, with a property just over the water, and many friends in France. It was during one of Greg’s many times in France that he was introduced to Master Cognac Distiller, Miguel D’Anjou. It was only through this friendship that Greg was able to obtain our beautiful ‘Alembic’ still, and even then it was with the promise that if the still was not recommissioned, it would be returned!
Simon came to Dartmoor when he and his family purchased The Edgemoor Hotel in 2008. After a career in commercial furnishings, Simon followed other family members to Devon. Simon was returning to family tradition, as his great grandfather was a publican, and on his maternal side his great great grandfather was a wine merchant.
Simon’s passion comes from an early start in life home brewing beer and wine.
Andrew has almost forty years experience in finance, accountancy and business management. Andrew moved to Devon in 1987, initially working at the Aidee Pottery in Bovey Tracey, where he met his future wife. Since 2007 he has worked as a freelance accountant, with a broad portfolio of clients which include working with Simon & with Greg. It was therefore inevitable that Andrew would bring his financial expertise to the Dartmoor Whisky Distillery project.
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The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.
This funding was to support our project to renovate and develop our distillery.