L-R Gary Deans & Brian Woods, Glen Luss Distillery non-executive directors

GLEN Luss Distillery has announced the appointment of Gary Deans and Brian Woods as Non-Executive Directors.

Gary Deans, a former KPMG partner brings over 35 years of experience advising privately held businesses and his work at Glen Luss will focus on raising finance and the business’s growth strategy.

Deans, who established Strathblair Associates in 2016, works with a number of growing businesses and is a director of HALO Kilmarnock, Indinature and social enterprise Freedom Bakery. He was also appointed Chairman of Falkirk Football Club in December 2019.

Mr Deans said: “I am delighted to be joining the team. This is an exciting and unique opportunity and I am looking forward to helping establish Glen Luss Distillery as a premium brand.”

Brian Woods brings significant drinks industry experience to the team. He recently founded Alexander David & Co, a vehicle to advise businesses on their route to market, marketing, fundraising, brand development and export markets.

Mr Woods said: “I am excited to play a part in developing their proposition and seeing it come to life.”

Glen Luss Distillery, which plans to open in May 2021, will be the first craft brewery and distillery on the shores of Loch Lomond and the first within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

The craft brewery and distillery will host visitor experiences and produce a range of experimental premium drinks, including a single malt Scotch whisky, locally sourced botanical infused gin, aged and new make rums, small batch vodka and a collection of craft beers.