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Gordon Motion

Gordon Motion - Master Whisky Maker at Highland Park

Master Whisky Maker. Architect. Creator. Experimenter.


Our whiskies are unconventional, unapologetic, yet never unbalanced. This is in large part due to Gordon, our Master Whisky Maker. Gordon began his fascination with creating beverages long ago when he started brewing cider and beer at his home in Edinburgh, Scotland, and it’s been a long and successful journey since then. Gordon worked in breweries and distilleries all over the UK before eventually becoming Master Blender for The Famous Grouse 1998, and then Highland Park Master Whisky Maker.

As Master Whisky Maker, his role is to nurture our fine single malt Scotch whisky – from new make spirit through to maturation, blending, and finally into the bottle, ensuring the highest quality throughout. When Gordon is not carefully watching over our core range, he is busy experimenting, developing and crafting new whiskies for Highland Park.

Gordon’s craftsmanship isn’t restricted to whisky and beer. Having designed and built his own house in only two years, he now has his sights set on creating a new bespoke sample room at the Highland Park Distillery on Orkney.

A true, skilled master with an eye for detail.