The Balvenie’s David Stewart receives an Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the scotch whisky industry
by Rachel Lim
@ 15 Jul 2016
Balvenie’s malt master David Stewart was presented with an MBE medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the scotch whisky industry on 5th July 2016
David has 54 years of experience in the Scotch Whisky Industry. In it, he has invented techniques on whisky productions, and developed many award winning whiskies for drinkers all over the world. David has won many prestigious industry awards through his career and has been named an Icon of Whisky and a Master of the Quaich.
Simon Hunt, CEO of William Grant & Sons, said: “David’s dedication, skill and modesty have made him one of the best-loved and respected craftsmen in the business. David’s MBE is a testament to how well respected he is. He is considered to be one of the greatest master blenders and we are incredibly proud of him”.
David will also be honoured with a beautiful book of congratulations, carefully designed in the style of an original whisky store register. Over the coming months pages from the book will travel across the globe, gathering well wishes and messages of congratulations from whisky enthusiasts and The Balvenie drinkers, before returning to Scotland to be bound and presented to David.
Whisky enthusiasts around the world were also invited to raise a toast at on 5th July 2016 at 19:45 (the year David was born) to pay tribute to his achievements. Share tributes to this legendary Malt Master using the hashtag #RaiseADram.