MARK Reynier, the former CEO of Bruichladdich Distillery, has left the company he founded in December 2000.
Bruichladdich Distillery was acquired from Whyte & Mackay for £6million, including 1million 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.
The company was sold to Remy Cointreau in July 2012 for £58million.
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.
“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.”
Contact: Mark Reynier