Cara Laing, Director of Whisky
In the interests of tradition, Cara Laing, daughter of Fred Hamilton Laing, was also encouraged to earn her stripes elsewhere before joining the family business. Accordingly, her journey began at Whyte & Mackay for quite some years as Brand Manager of Jura Single Malt before moving on to market Bowmore and Glen Garioch Single Malts at Morrison Bowmore Distillers – an apprenticeship of some considerable note and value, that fostered a deep love and appreciation of the Scotch Distillers art in general, and a soft spot for those three in particular.
Having joined the business in 2013, Cara’s role as Director of Whisky sees her heading up the Marketing and Production functions of the business. A proud “Keeper of the Quaich”, she was recognised for outstanding commitment to Scotch Whisky in 2014.