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your team of experts

The team of Turas Dana

We originate from a multiple award winning specialist drinks branding agency. We lived and breathed the creation of luxury spirits and packaging for clients from around the globe for over 35 years.

Managing Director & Founding Partner

Gary Fortune Smith

In his role of Managing Director Gary is involved during the creative process, development and for strategic input. However, it’s Gary’s technical knowledge across all packaging mediums that is robust and extensive, ensuring the highest quality is delivered for the budget. He has 35 years’ experience, in the global spirit sector during which time he has worked on brands like, Deanston, GlenAllachie, Tobermory and Patron.

Creative Director & Founding Partner

Nick Cadbury

Nick’s strategic creative input and oversee, delivers unrivalled and effective creative solutions. He has worked in the global spirits market for over 35 years and on brands including Johnnie Walker, Bunnahabhain and Don Julio and with brand owners like Diageo, William Grant and Sons and International Beverage. As Creative Director he will guide the design to meet your brief, making relevant strategic and creative decisions throughout the process to ensure delivery of the finest presentation.

Whisky Expert & Master Distiller

David Robertson

David has enjoyed a remarkable career in the luxury whisky sector.  After graduating in Brewing & Distilling he joined United Distillers in Malt Distilling. In 1994 he became the youngest Distillery Manager in Scotland at The Macallan and was promoted to Master Distiller where he created some of their most iconic whiskies, culminating in the Fine & Rare release.  He pioneered the "luxury renaissance" of The Dalmore and has, more recently, co-founded Rare Whisky 101 and The Holyrood Distillery.  He has consulted on many whisky projects, occasionally hires distilleries for clients to make special spirit batches and is a Keeper of the Quaich.

Motorsport Consultant & Advisor

Louise Aitken-Walker MBE

Louise is a legend. Ladies World Rally Champion, Segrave Trophy Holder, Jim Clark Trophy Holder, and inducted into The Scottish Sport Hall of Fame. Need we say more! Her winning attitude, tenacity, experience make her a great addition to the team. Louise helps shape our design concepts, helps connect the design back to motor sport and is a great ambassador. Not to mention her love for a great dram.

Marketing Consultant & Ambassador

Carlos Broughton

Carlos has been a spirits and luxury goods innovator since he moved from his native Mexico to the United States over 20 years ago. He combines an unending curiosity about the process behind luxury goods with a keen understanding of how to create memorable and lasting experiences. "A great product with a great story for the right person". He has successfully launched dozens of spirits products, from limited editions and line extensions to 'new to the world' innovations and collaborations with brands like Lalique and auteurs like Guillermo del Toro.

Business Consultant & Ambassador

George Mackay

George has over four decades of experience in the advertising, design, print and marketing sectors, supporting brands such as Scottish Brewers, Hiram Walker, Nationwide Anglia, Scottish Power, Sports Division and Arcadia to name but a few. As CEO of Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce during the pandemic, George liaised with businesses of all sizes. In that role, he collaborated with local Scottish and U.K. government individuals and helped to launch two International Trade Missions.

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