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Coughlin to take over at Bruichladdich

Mark Reynier has officially stepped down from his post as CEO of Bruichladdich Distillery, naming Simon Coughlin as his successor.

Reynier purchased the distillery from Whyte & Mackay for £6 million in 2000, including one million litres of mature stock.

The distillery was sold to Rémy Cointreau in July of this year for £58m.

Reynier said: “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 Rémy.

“My long-standing friend Simon Coughlin will continue to run the company as CEO, 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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