Delegate Profile

Ewan Morgan


Ewan is a third generation ‘whisky man.’ His father was maltings manager at Tamdhu Distillery in Speyside and later the distillery manager at Highland Park Distillery on the island of Orkney. His grandfather was the brewer at the famed distillery Cardhu. Ewan was born in the whisky capital of the world, Dufftown, Scotland only a few feet away from the famed Mortlach Distillery.

Ewan started his career in the whisky industry at the age of 16 as a maltman and has since broadened his knowledge in all areas of whisky. He has worked on many notable projects during his eight years at Diageo including Crown Royal “Northern Harvest Rye’, Johnnie Walker Select Casks and The Orphan Barrel Project ,and most recently, The Game of Thrones Single Malts releases.

Ewan created Diageo’s ‘Bar Lab’ Program which tours the United States mentoring many thousands of the next generation of bartenders as well as established industry professionals every year since it’s conception. Ewan also teaches interactive blending classes to multi-day chemistry courses on whisky maturation and Sensory training. Prior to his current role, he served as the National Director of the “Masters of Whisk(e)y” program of ambassadors in the US; as well as an educator in-residence at Diageo House Washington D.C. where he educates many members of Congress and Senate on the Diageo whisk(e) portfolio. In 2016 Ewan was awarded ‘Global Whisky Ambassador of the Year’ at the Icons of Whisky Awards.’

Conference Sessions

  • Whisky & The Manipulation of Flavor

    June 11, 2019, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM, Demonstration Stage 1 – Brooklyn Expo Center

    A brief yet technical dive into the complex genesis of flavor in Scotch Whisky before it’s long journey into the dark, silent depths of a barrel. Join Ewan Morg...

    • Language: English

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