The story of Renegade Spirits, a London-based drinks business making premium, single malt Irish whisky, began on the Hebridean island of Islay in 2000.
That’s when Mark Reynier and a group of private shareholders acquired the disused Bruichladdich distillery, which they rebuilt, along with the brand, before selling the business to Remy Cointreau in 2012 for £58 million.
Two years later, it was time for a new challenge. Alongside co-founders Sir John Mactaggart and John Adams, Mark founded a new venture, Renegade Spirits. The business purchased a former Guinness brewery in the south-east Irish town of Waterford and began converting it into a state-of-the-art whisky distillery.