Media Release: Coughlin is appointed CEO of new ‘whisky’ business unit


FOLLOWING the recent acquisition of the Domaine des Hautes Glaces, in France, and Westland Distillery, in the USA, Rémy Cointreau has announced the creation of a ‘whisky’ business unit within the group.

Simon Coughlin, CEO of The Bruichladdich Distillery Company on Islay, is taking over the management of the whisky business unit – which comprises the Bruichladdich distillery (their single malt portfolio and The Botanist gin), the Domaine des Hautes Glaces (French single malts) and Westland (American single malts).

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.

This ambition is very much in line with the group’s strategy: that of becoming the world leader of exceptional spirits.

Douglas Taylor, currently global brand director, will become CEO of Bruichladdich Distillery Company Ltd.

Frédéric Revol will continue to fulfil his role as CEO of the Domaine des Hautes Glaces, while Mark Breene, formerly marketing director of Rémy Cointreau USA, has been appointed CEO of Westland Distillery.

About Rémy Cointreau Group

The French, family-run Rémy Cointreau Group is a leading operator in the global wine and spirits market, with 1,800 employees worldwide.

The group, whose origins date back to 1724, is the result of the merger in 1990 of the holding companies of the Hériard Dubreuil and Cointreau families, which controlled E. Rémy Martin & Cie SA and Cointreau & Cie SA respectively.

Rémy Cointreau Group has a portfolio comprising twelve upmarket brands of international renown: the Rémy Martin and Louis XIII cognacs, the Cointreau liqueur, the Metaxa Greek spirit, the Mount Gay rum, the St-Rémy brandy, The Botanist gin and the Bruichladdich, Port-Charlotte, Octomore, Westland and Domaine des Hautes Glaces single malt whiskies.

Rémy Cointreau is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris.


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