Robert Anderson, CEO of the Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd. was invited to enter the esteemed Keepers of the Quaich society and inducted at the bi-annual ceremony at Blair Castle on Monday 5th October.
The Keepers of the Quaich is a Scotch Whisky society with membership by invitation only, founded to acknowledge those who have contributed to the Scotch Whisky industry. This prestigious honour was given to Robert Anderson in recognition of just under 27 years of outstanding contributions to the industry. Robert joined Tomatin in 1988 as Company Accountant and has since served as Company Secretary, Finance Director, Managing Director, and finally as CEO since 2010.
Robert is delighted with the accolade: “I am honoured to have been invited to be part of this prestigious Society as recognition for my years dedicated to the industry and in particular being tasked with improving the fortunes of the company over the last five years. Through the magnificent efforts of the whole team in bringing the Tomatin brand to the attention of the wider market place, we are supporting the broader aims of the Society itself and ultimately the continuing success of the industry as a whole.”
The dignified ceremony welcomed Robert and 42 other new members from 19 countries as Keepers of the Quaich at Blair Castle, the ancient and historic home of the Earls and Dukes of Atholl, taking the total to 2,457 Keepers of the Quaich worldwide.
The society takes its name from the two handed drinking bowl which is described in the ancient Gaelic language of Scotland as a ‘cuach’; a vessel long associated with friendship and the drinking of Scotch whisky.