Simon Coughlin named CEO of new Rémy Cointreau whisky unit
- January 24 2017 10:33 AM
Rémy Cointreau has announced the creation of a whisky business unit within the group, following the recent acquisition of the Domaine des Hautes Glaces and Westland distilleries.
Simon Coughlin, CEO of The Bruichladdich Distillery Company, is taking over the management of the whisky business unit, which comprises the Bruichladdich distillery (Scottish single malts and Islay gin), Domaine des Hautes Glaces (French single malts) and Westland (American single malts).
“Simon Coughlin will draw on his experience and avant-garde vision of the world of whisky to fulfil his mission of unlocking the full potential of the various brands,” the company said. This ambition is very much in line with the group's strategy to become the world leader of exceptional spirits, it added.
Douglas Taylor, currently Global Brand Director, will become CEO of The Bruichladdich Distillery Company.
Frédéric Revol will continue to fulfil his role as CEO of Domaine des Hautes Glaces, while Mark Breene, Marketing Director of Rémy Cointreau USA, has been appointed CEO of Westland Distillery.