This personality is so well known in whisky business. Jim worked for 38 years at Bowmore starting from apprentice cooper while finishing as a distillery manager, moved to Bruichladdich in 2001. There he is still working as one of the most important people. He said in the past to journalists he wants to retire after his celebration of 50 years in whisky business as he would like to have more time with his granchildren. Remoy Cointreau group, present owners of Bruichladdich convinced him to stay for another 3 years. Jim is positive with owners and their vision so he will continue.
Good luck, Jim!