Meet the Team

With several decades of combined experience, the team at Ballindalloch use their skills to craft the finest spirit with traditional attitudes at heart of all that we do.


Colin Poppy – Distillery Manager

Colin has over 10 years of production experience and was the perfect choice to bring his skills and knowledge to Ballindalloch. Based initially at Auchroisk and later moving to Knockando, Colin was given the freedom to control the mashing and fermentation to build the basis of our character before distillation.

Colin has a natural ability to embrace the science behind whisky making and was responsible for developing the efficiency and quality of the mashing and fermentation process. Working with Charlie from the very start of production has allowed Colin to take on the role of Distillery Manager with direct responsibility for day to day running of the distillery.



Brian Robinson – Distillery Host

With a love of whisky going back more than 20 years, Brian started his career in the whisky industry as a guide at The Glenlivet distillery in 2004. Later that year he took the role of Deputy Supervisor before leaving to become Senior Guide at Glenfiddich in May 2006. By the time he left William Grant and Sons, Brian was responsible for all front of house visitor operations.

Brian joined Ballindalloch in April 2014 and was able to watch as the distillery was brought to life. As Host, Brian is able to share his passion for Ballindalloch together with the industry at large with guests from around the world.