The Master

Kenny Mackay

In 1977 Kenny joined the long established Perth wine and spirit merchants Peter Thomson’s. An early career switch saw him move from computer operations (nowadays IT) into marketing, where he has remained ever since. As a brand manager in the early eighties, he was involved in the launch of The Macallan in Scotland and over the next 12 years (for three different owners), has worked on a number of Spirits brands, eventually becoming Director and General Manager of Peter Thomson’s within Scottish & Newcastle, where he remained until 1993.

Kenny joined Morrison Bowmore Distillers in 1993 as Sales Director, becoming Sales and Marketing Director in 1995 responsible for overseeing the global development of Bowmore Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch Single Malts.

In 2005, with the Morrison Family, Kenny led a management buy-in of The Scottish Liqueur Centre (recently renamed Morrison & MacKay Ltd) and was MD of that organisation until stepping to concentrate on The Distillers Livery at the end of 2018.

Recently Kenny has set up and runs his own Consultancy Company 2828 Whisky Ltd

Kenny is married to Kathy with a son Peter (who works for Speyside Distillers and  is also a Liveryman) and daughter Amye (who is a Management Consultant).

Kenny is an Elder of The Church of Scotland and is also a Master of the Keepers of the Quaich. Other interests include fishing, music and golf, which includes organising the annual Sam Dow Golf Match between the Scotch Whisky Distillers and the London Wine Trade.

Kenny joined The Livery in 1996.


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