Whisky expert and investor, has worked at major distillers including The Macallan, The Dalmore and Highland Park
Building on a career of more than 25 years in the industry, David Robertson is an expert in all things whisky.
David started his career with Guinness as a management trainee before moving on to The Macallan, where he became Master Distiller and successfully led the rapid expansion of the brand at home and abroad. He has subsequently worked with other whisky producers including Whyte & Mackay and The Dalmore.
David created and sold the world’s first £100,000 whisky, a 64-year-old Trinitas from The Dalmore.
David lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two children. As well as drinks, he is a keen sportsman following rugby, football and golf.
I helped sell a 64-year-old Trinitas from The Dalmore in 2010 for £100,000 and in 2011 The Dalmore Sinclair was bought in Singapore Changi Airport for a cool £135,000. I'm told that the buyer went on to drink it there and then.
'Whisky Galore!' the wartime film and story of the people of Eriskay seizing upon the whisky cargo of a nearby shipwreck, has forged headlines and cultural associations of the drink, since it hit our screens almost 65 years ago. And the associations continue to this day. Last week, one lucky buyer paid £12,050 for two bottles of that now infamous cargo.
Burns Night is an occasion for us to not only celebrate the life of our favourite son, Robert Burns, but an opportunity to acknowledge, embrace and enjoy all things Scottish. For me, it can only be one thing: whisky.
25/01/2013 11:42 GMT
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