|By Whisky Live Staff||26-10-2018|
THE Glenlivet has appointed a new South African Brand Ambassador, 26 year old Marco Vandeput. This impeccably turned-out and well-travelled young man is the epitome of THE discerning gentleman - an important quality when one represents a whisky brand that owns the reputation of being THE single malt whisky in the world.
Marco recently graduated from the renowned Chivas Brothers Whisky Academy in Scotland, and is a global citizen who has travelled the world - yet remains his own man in every way. His love affair with whisky began in 2011 when he and a Scottish friend first shared a peated dram together while studying at the University of Denmark. ‘My personal journey with single malts started in 2015 though, while working in New York for French celebrity pastry chef, Francois Payard. He invited me into his office to celebrate the launch of a successful marketing campaign, and toasted my contribution with a dram of a beautiful 18 Year-old Scotch whisky. I will never forget the heady taste of that definitive moment,’ he declares. ‘I believe that set me on my path to representing THE Glenlivet - the drink of choice for discerning gentlemen when savouring meaningful moments,‘ he says.
Cleary smitten with his new role as custodian of the brand, his passion for THE Glenlivet’s finely crafted whisky range is infectious. ‘I regard it as a privilege to represent this leading whisky range, with its rich heritage and superior quality. Dedication to excellence underlies our approach to creating whisky, and that has remained unchanged since our founder George Smith started the first licensed distillery in 1824.’
He will be presenting a Master Class at the Whisky Live Festival this year. Whisky & Spirits Live is on at the Sandton Convention Centre from the 31st of October until the 2nd of November.
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