The Busker Irish Whiskey announced the appointment of Caroline Martin as its new Master Blender at Royal Oak Distillery, the first female to take the title. Martin joins the team following a successful launch campaign of the brand, which saw the brand take home multiple accolades. Martin, taking over for John Ramsay, will be responsible for the ongoing quality of The Busker Irish Whiskey, as well as delivering an innovation program for the brand and the category as a whole. Her 35-year career showcases her “incredible leadership and expertise, having worked as a Master Blender and whisky specialist on various staple Scotch and Irish Whiskey brands such as J&B, Bell’s, Johnnie Walker and Old Parr, as well as Roe & Co. and Indian Signature blend,” a statement said. Recognition across the industry includes the title Keeper of the Quaich and Blender of the Year by The Spirits Business in 2019 for her role with Roe & Co.