Discussing :: Interview: David Blackmore

David Blackmore is a Master Brand Ambassador for whisky company, Glenmorangie. His job sees him travelling the globe, educating people in the nuances of Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky, through tastings and events. David Blackmore stopped in New Zealand recently and we got a chance to sit down and talk single malt with a man who we think must have one of the best jobs in the world. Tell us about your job, how would you describe your role? A: My role is to be a roving passionate advocate for the Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky brands. That includes educating our trade customers (liquor stores, bars, restaurants and hotels) on the... read full article


Interview: David Blackmore

cool job, Whisky rules (even the Scotish stuff)


Imagine being a brand ambassador for a drink... connoisseuring everyone in your path. But there are different type of brand ambassadors out there - this guy seems pretty genuine but the other day I heard this thing by a brand ambassador of a certain high end juice (from what I could make of it) and it honestly sounded like a cult/scam. Not only is passion quintessential, you have to be able to spread it around without freaking out the listener!


My drink of choice would have to be a smooth single malt on ice that's at least 15 years old, but unfortunately I can only just afford green label.. and not very often at that :(


The openness and passion of this man shows that alcohol can be something held in high regard if it is done well and doesn't deserve all of the bad press it gets when meat heads abuse it. A fine kiwi Pinot, a Scottish single malt, a Slovakian beer or a really nice anejo especial tequila are things to savor and enjoy and David Blackmore could just as easily be brand manager not just for Glenmorangie, but for all quality alcohol.


Reading his responses to the questions, he seems like a very genuine guy and passionate about his job. Not surprised he got the Brand Ambassador of the Year accolade.


Unfortunate that whiskey tastes like an ashtray an invokes the gag reflex. I really do try to enjoy it but guess it isn't for everyone.


A most interesting job that suits one that enjoys seeing the world and meeting many interesting people.


David Blackmore if you are reading this and you need a protege or a Apprentice or Coffee maker or slave boy or glass filler upper person, I'm your man. Got no experience being a Brand Ambassdor but lots and lots and lots of drinking experience! YOU"RE HIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!


I bet David has alot of "better work stories"!


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