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Whisky Magazine News - Dr Jim Swan, renowned whisky consultant, has died

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Fri 17 Feb 2017

Dr Jim Swan, renowned whisky consultant, has died

Dr Swan passed away while at his home on 14 February.

His work covered all aspects of whisky production and was instrumental in the success of distilleries including King Car in Taiwan, Penderyn in Wales and many across Scotland.

His most recent work was with Lindores Abbey Distillery, Fife, which is due to open in the summer.

Dr Swan graduated from Heriot-Watt University in 1979 with a PhD in Chemistry and Biological Sciences. He authored numerous scientific research papers and managed various UK Government and European Union research programmes.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Dr Swan was awarded Fellowship of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

His influence and knowledge is felt internationally.

Everyone at Whisky Magazine sends its condolences to his family and friends.

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