Whisky Festival Ambassadors

In recognition of all the great work supporting and promoting the Festival over the years we honour our Ambassadors and International Ambassadors.

Those appointed each year will remain appointed as an “Ambassador or an International Ambassador of Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival” for life.


2023 Sandy McIntyre
2022 Lauren Murray
2022 Stephanie Murray
2019 Ian Millar
2018 Laurie Piper
2017 Graham Coull
2016 Hugh Fraser
2015 Linda Mellis
2014 Penny Ellis
2013 Mike Lord
2012 Alan Winchester
2011 Steve Oliver
2010 Ed Dodson
2009 Ann Miller
2008 Dufftown 2000
2007 Ian Urquhart

International Ambassadors

2023 Richard Forsyth
2022 Annabel Meikle
2019 Charles MacLean
2018 Peter Klas
2017 Hans Offringa
2016 Dave Broom
2015 Martine Nouet
2014 Frank & Jackie Scott
2013 Alwynne Gwilt

Spirit of Speyside Lifetime Achievement

2023 John L S Grant
2022 Alan Winchester
2019 Michael Urquhart
2018 Ian Urquhart
2017 Jim Walker
2016 Richard Forsyth
2015 Dennis Malcolm

Unsung Hero

2023 Keith Brian
2022 Billy Wright
2019 Dennis McBain

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