Renegade Rum – CEO Mark Reynier’s Speech at Sod-Turning Ceremony
Renegade Rum’s CEO Mark Reynier’s speech at the distillery’s sod-turning ceremony on Friday 20th July, alongside Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell.
Located near Pearl, on the north-eastern side of the Windward island, the new distillery will cost USD $20 million, being both technologically advanced and environmentally sound. Designed to produce up to 1 million litres of spirit each year it will be one of the most significant rum distilleries in the Caribbean.
The Renegade Rum project has already created 50 jobs locally, with a further 100 jobs requiring a wide range of skill levels to be created over the next year, all in a rural area of high unemployment.The aim of the Renegade Rum Distillery is to distil and mature the most compelling rum the world has ever seen.
Using the latest techniques and equipment, together with an innovative, industry-challenging philosophy, Renegade Rum believes this is a landmark rum project that will raise the bar worldwide.
Drawing on experience from both the Scotch and Irish whisky industries, as well as the wine world, Renegade Rum is the brainchild of CEO Mark Reynier, who runs Waterford single malt whisky distillery in Ireland, and who was behind the renaissance of the famous Bruichladdich distillery on Islay, Scotland, in 2001.