William Delmé-Evans

1920 - 2003

Distillery architect. Born in Wales and educated at Wellingborough College, Delmé-Evans came to Scotland regularly on family holidays and developed a fascination with whisky distilleries. He studied estate management and bought a farm in Northamptonshire. Illness prevented manual labour or wartime service but Delmé-Evans became a central figure in the Scottish whisky industry's post-war distillery building programme. Having experimented with modernising distillery design, he bought an old brewery near Blackford (Perth & Kinross), and created what became Tullibardine Distillery. He went on to rebuild and manage the Isle of Jura Distillery, also building Jura Airfield to simplify his commute. In addition, he was responsible for the Glenallachie Distillery, as well as give advice to others including the Macduff Distillery.

He died at his home in Herefordshire.

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