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Dalmore whisky legend marks 50 years with global tour

Published:  05 September, 2016

Richard 'The Nose' Paterson is celebrating five decades in the industry with a whirlwind whisky tour.

Paterson, who is known for his role of master distiller at The Dalmore Distillery in the Scottish Highlands, has spent the past 50 years of his career creating some of the world's most well-known whiskies.

Over the next 18 months he will embark on round-the-world tour, hosting a series of tasting events and showcasing a selection of bottles including the The Dalmore Paterson Collection and the recently released The Dalmore Quintessence.

Paterson has been at the helm of The Dalmore for almost his entire career, focusing on creating super luxury single malts.

Nicknamed 'The Nose' for his ability to assess the structure of whiskies through smell, Paterson's energetic approach to the art of whisky-making has earned him something of a celebrity status amongst whisky lovers.

Bryan Donaghey, CEO of The Dalmore owners Whyte & Mackay, said: "With a unique flair and unwavering passion for developing only the finest whisky, Richard continues to be a driving force in the industry.

"His natural ability is unparalleled and he is, without doubt, a master of his art. Watching Richard work with The Dalmore is inspiring, and we are privileged to be able to help him celebrate such an important milestone in his career."

Paterson added: "The past 50 years has flown by and I am so proud of what I have achieved in the industry. My time with The Dalmore has provided me with some of my fondest moments. The chance to create and work with the world's oldest and rarest malts has been an absolute privilege and I'm forever grateful that I've been able to share these treasures with fellow whisky lovers across the world."

Paterson also points out his work with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) as a career highlight.

"I've also been fortunate enough to share my passion with whisky fans whilst contributing to the work of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. This variety has made my time in the industry all the more enjoyable.

"The next 18 months are shaping up to be among my best yet. I enjoy meeting people who have a passion for whisky and I'm relishing the chance to share my celebration with connoisseurs from across the world."

A film celebrating the life of Richard Paterson and his work in the industry has been made by The Dalmore and can he viewed here. <>