Award-winning The Busker Irish Whiskey announces the appointment of Caroline Martin as its new Royal Oak Distillery master blender.

Caroline joins the team following a successful launch campaign which saw the brand take home multiple top accolades and scores from some of the industry’s most reputable awards outlets. Caroline is taking over for John Ramsay and will be responsible for the ongoing quality of The Busker Irish Whiskey as well as delivering an exciting innovation program for the brand and category.

Caroline Martin

Caroline Martin

“I am honored to take on the title of master blender of such a contemporary, adventurous, and bold range of whiskies. It’s an exciting time not only for The Busker as a brand, but for the Irish Whiskey sector, which remains the fastest growing spirits category.” – Caroline Martin

“The Busker is currently the only brand offering the full Irish whiskey experience of single pot, malt and grain whiskeys as well as a blended whiskey, all of which are produced at Royal Oak Distillery. As such, we have full visibility and control of how our products are distilled, matured, and blended,” says Caroline. “I’m looking forward to working alongside the team, harnessing my passion for whiskey flavors, crafting new whiskeys, and ensuring the ongoing quality of The Busker range which is already winning many whiskey awards.”

The Busker Range

The Busker Range

Caroline’s 35-year-long career showcases her incredible leadership and expertise having worked as a master blender and whisky specialist on various staple Scotch and Irish Whiskey brands such as J&B, Bell’s, Johnnie Walker and Old Parr, as well as Roe & Co. and Indian Signature blends. Her wealth of whisk(e)y knowledge, experience, and dedication to the craft has brought her wide recognition across the industry, earning her the prestigious titles of Keeper of the Quaich and Blender of the Year by The Spirits Business in 2019 for her role with Roe & Co. Caroline Martin also proudly carries her reputation as a mentor and pioneer for women in whisk(e)y, pushing the boundaries of this industry.

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