LAPHROAIG DISTILLERY MANAGER
A native of the island, Barry MacAffer joined the distillery in 2011 working on the malt floors and in the warehouse. He became Assistant Manager in 2016, then Distillery Manager in 2022. Barry worked closely with former Distillery Manager John Campbell, and served as his deputy for the last five years of his management. Barry’s mission focusses on community and creating a more premium experience for the Friends of Laphroaig, while making it accessible to people all over the world. It also means reinforcing the bond with our local community and ensuring Laphroaig plays a big part in supporting its growth and security. Above all, Barry is dedicated to maintaining Laphroaig’s quality and high standards. He is excited about leading the team into a new era of opportunity and expansion. We can’t think of a better person to do it.