The Team

Our small team of family and friends are a social bunch, partly because we’re keen to tell the world about the bounties of our land. Below are the key characters who have turned a potato pipe dream into refined reality.

Graeme & Caroline

Founders
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Born and raised on Ogilvy Farm in Angus, Graeme has studied agriculture from Aberdeen to Australia, so it’s fair to say that farming’s in his blood.

As a qualified interior designer with a confirmed case of wanderlust, Caroline’s artistic talents have been a big boon for the Ogilvy adventure.

Abhi

Distiller/Technical Production Manager
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Abhishek Banik, to give him his full name, originally hails from Calcutta and excelled in designing our still and the distillery, which he now runs.

Robbie

Tractorman
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Joined the farm in August 2013 and is a fully qualified joiner and tractor operator. Robbie’s been a huge help to Graeme and Eric since joining the team.

Eric & Grace

Farmer & Farmer's Wife
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A lifelong native of Hatton of Ogilvy Farm, Eric retains a real love of working the land (especially harvesting potatoes). He’s still very actively involved; so much so that Graeme has a hard time getting ‘Dad’ to take a break. Grace is an expert at keeping her boys in order, which is a fairly rare requirement. Just as well, because she runs a B&B at the farmhouse, using all manner of homemade and local goodies for breakfast.

Fly & Star

Dogsbodies
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Star has been part of the family for 13 years and rules the roost. He has a hard time keeping new guy Fly in check.

Spud

The Still
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A specially-constructed column-pot-still which distils both our wash and spirit in turn. Unique in appearance due to its stainless steel cladding (copper is typically used), Spud highlights how a contemporary, scientific approach can be successfully married with traditional farming practices.

Mr Whistler

The Cooker
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A stainless steel enclosed cylindrical vessel (with steam jackets, don’t you know), Mr Whistler is used to cook the potatoes after they’re minced to provide the mash for fermentation.

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