William Grant & Sons appointments

William Grant & Sons, the Scottish premium spirits business and independent family distiller, has made a number of appointments to be based at the company’s new Global Marketing Office recently established at Park West, Dublin.

Ciara McDevitt has been made Marketing Manager for Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. She joins Grant’s from Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard where she had a variety of roles including Senior Brand Manager for Jameson International, Regional Manager responsible for the brand development and growth of Jameson Irish Whiskey in France, Belgium and Holland and most recently, Regional Manager in the US market. Previously, she worked as European Brand Manager for Hawaiian Tropic.  She holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin.


Gemma Adams has been appointed Brand Manager for Sailor Jerry. Gemma brings over six years of marketing experience to the brand which she joins from First Drink Brands, a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, where she was Brand Manager for William Grant & Sons’ rum portfolio including brands such as Sailor Jerry, Mount Gay, Wood’s 100 and OVD.  Gemma previously worked with Tiger Beer UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Pacific Breweries, as Brand Manager for Tiger Beer. She holds a BA (Hons) in Marketing from Southampton University.


Alison Hunter has been appointed Marketing Manager for Hendrick’s Gin. Alison has over 12 years of marketing experience gained in a range of industries including blue chip, FMCG and luxury goods.  Her previous roles include Marketing & PR Manager for Paul Sheeran Jewellers, Head of Marketing for Superquinn and Product Group Manager for Dairygold.  Alison is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.


Deirdre Clarke has been appointed Brand Manager for Hendrick’s Gin. She has over seven years of brand marketing experience and joins from Richmond Marketing where she was Senior Brand Manager for SAB Miller brands including Peroni, Pilsner Urquell & Miller Genuine Draft.  She previously worked with Barry Fitzwilliam Maxxium Ireland as Brand Manager for Remy Cointreau brands, Absolut vodka and Jagermeister.  She holds a BA (Hons) in Business with a specialism in Marketing from Dublin City University.



Ciara McDevitt - new Marketing Manager for Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.

Ciara McDevitt – new Marketing Manager for Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.









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