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Lagavulin distillery welcomes new manager

Diageo has appointed Pierrick Guillaume as the new manager of Lagavulin distillery on Islay.

Pierrick Guillaume is the new distillery manager at Lagavulin

Guillaume is currently the distillery manager for fellow Islay distillery Caol Ila, a position he has held since 2017.

He has worked at Diageo for eight years and has also held roles at the Mortlach and Talisker distilleries.

Guillaume said: “It is a great honour to be asked to take on the role of Lagavulin distillery manager. Lagavulin is a whisky that is revered around the world and it’s a great privilege to be joining the outstanding team that makes this exceptional Scotch whisky and I can’t wait to get started.”

Samuel Hale will succeed Guillaume as distillery manager of Caol Ila. Hale is the current manager of Diageo’s Port Ellen maltings on Islay.

Last week, Diageo revealed its 2020 Special Releases collection of Scotch whiskies, including bottlings from Lagavulin, Talisker, Mortlach and Pittyvaich.

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