November 29, 2014 – While the details aren’t known yet, former Bruichladdich managing director Mark Reynier is apparently getting back into the distilling business. Reynier posted a note on his Twitter feed Friday that is generating a lot of speculation.

Mark Reynier Twitter post on November 28, 2014. Image courtesy Twitter,

While Reynier has not responded to the speculation online about what his new project will be, he did offer some hints in an email to WhiskyCast’s Mark Gillespie.

“Don’t get too excited – it’s start up – so a few years will need to pass.”

Reynier was responsible for assembling the investor group that acquired and reopened Bruichladdich in 2001, and served as managing director until his fellow investors voted to accept a $90 million offer from Rémy Cointreau in 2012 over his objections. While he still has a home on Islay near Bruichladdich, Reynier returned to Edinburgh full-time after the sale to Rémy was completed and has remained relatively quiet since then.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

Links: Mark Reynier on Twitter