First Lady of Whiskey

Though it's not unheard of to have a woman as your master distiller (there have been 3 others in history), it is unheard of to have her voted in to the all male, and very prestigious, Malt Distillers Association of Scotland.

I think the most surprising thing about Polly MacDonald is not that she's the first woman voted to the Association, nor the fact that she's overseeing 2 million gallons of Tomatin's best Scotch, but the fact that she's 23.

Ummm...what were you doing at 23?

Yeah, thought so.

You can probably take comfort in the fact that, though she is significantly better than you in knowledge and acheivement, I can't seem to find a picture of her anywhere, so she's probably ugly. One can hope.

Whisky first for woman distillery manager - []


Anonymous said…
In a quest for a picture as well, I went through the Tomatin website. It's actually a lot more comprehensive than I expected, but it's not comprehensive enough! There's only a short blurb about her. It's funny to go to Meet the Team, though, and imagine her working alongside all these really old men.

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