Reynier leaves Bruichladdich
Mark Reynier, the former CEO of Bruichladdich Distillery, has left the company he founded in December 2000. His move follows the sale of the the company to Remy Cointreau in July 2012 for £58m.
Bruichladdich Distillery was acquired from Whyte & Mackay for £6m, including 1m litres of mature stocks. Over the following decade a vibrant, innovative and industry-leading brand was created with sales growing from zero to 50,000 cases over that time.
Mark Reynier said, “It was the quality of the spirit that first attracted me to Bruichladdich. My aim was to get it the attention it truly deserved.”
“It has been quite a ride since we set out to resurrect this abandoned distillery, a journey which raised many industry eyebrows at the time.”
“Along the way I have met some wonderful people – customers, colleagues, Ileachs – whose support for this project has been equally passionate.”
“It was a privilege to put Bruichladdich firmly on the map, and I am convinced the future prospects for this exceptional whisky are secure with Remy.”
He concludes, “My long-standing friend Simon Coughlin will continue to run the company as Chief Executive Officer, while for me, it is time to find a new challenge, hopefully one as exciting and rewarding as this has been.”
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