WhiskyFest New York Panelist Dr. Bill Lumsden
Dr. Bill Lumsden
Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation
The Glenmorangie Company
Dr. William (Bill) Lumsden is regarded by the malt whisky industry as the pioneer of wood management, producing whiskies that have truly changed the single malt market.
Dr. Lumsden, who holds a PhD in Biochemistry, joined the company in 1995 as Glenmorangie Distillery Manager.Since then he has taken up the mantle of wood finishing and his ongoing experimentation has involved exotic casks such as Fino Sherry, Claret, Côte de Nuits and Sauternes, as well as the Company’s core range of Extra Matured expressions. He has also further developed the Company’s famous slow growth, air-seasoned Ozark Mountain oak barrels, which he routinely uses in the Glenmorangie Original and Artisan cask expressions.