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Evans joins WhiskyInvestDirect board


Former Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) director Campbell Evans has been appointed as a non-executive director of online Scotch marketplace WhiskyInvestDirect.

Campbell Evans
New non-exec: Campbell Evans spent nearly 25 years with the SWA

Evans, who stood down as the SWA’s director of international affairs in 2015 after nearly 25 years with the organisation, was described as a ‘highly respected member of the industry’ by WhiskyInvestDirect CEO Rupert Patrick.

Patrick, formerly with Ian Macleod Distillers, Beam and Diageo, added: ‘The breadth and depth of Campbell’s knowledge and contacts will be a major advantage to WhiskyInvestDirect as we build upon our successful launch.’

Launched in September last year, WhiskyInvestDirect is an online platform that acts like a stock exchange for maturing Scotch whisky, enabling investors to buy and sell casks.

The company said that investors using the platform had bought more than £2m in maturing Scotch in the first six months of its operation.

WhiskyInvestDirect currently offers 10 single malts – Ardmore, Auchentoshan, Auchroisk, Benrinnes, Blair Athol, Dailuaine, Glen Garioch, Glen Spey, Inchgower and Tullibardine – and two grain whiskies – Cameronbridge and North British – all aged between one and three years.

Investors are permitted to trade as little as one litre of pure alcohol at a time, at a current cost ranging from £1.40 for young grain to £4.20 for three-year-old malt.

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