Euan Shand was brought up at the Glendronach Distillery, where his father was manager. Euan joined the distillery owners William Teachers and Sons Limited, as a trainee gaining experience in all aspects of distilling before moving to the company’s head office in Glasgow to train in export finance and international trade.

In 1990, In keeping with his continued interest in the whisky industry, Euan founded the Bennachie Scotch Whisky Co, where he pioneered the interest in vatted/blended malts. In 2001 Euan acquired Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited.