Renegade Rum Distillery starts production

Mark Reynier has kicked off production at his US$25 million distillery in Grenada, which will make “terroir-driven rum”. Reynier, the former managing director of Islay’s Bruichladdich distillery, first announced his move into rum in July 2018. The new Renegade Rum Distillery is located near Pearl, on the north eastern side of the Windward Island. On 21 September 2020 the site began making Renegade Rum. “I started planning the project in June 2015 after an initial exploratory…

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Maison Ferrand: a brand history

Having taken a chance on an ailing Cognac company, Maison Ferrand’s Alexandre Gabriel has always forged his own path, creating spirits that speak of terroir. The Spirits Business meets “a simple farmer with good timing”. *This feature was originally published in the June 2019 issue of The Spirits Business You would guess that Maison Ferrand’s Alexandre Gabriel is in a subset of one, being a spirits company CEO who knows how to milk a goat…

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