Friday, September 04, 2020


Diageo, has today announced the appointment of a new Lagavulin Distillery manager.

Current Caol Ila Distillery Manager Pierrick Guillaume, will now take up the coveted role running the iconic Islay based distillery. 

New Lagavulin Distillery Manager

Since moving to Islay to manage Caol Ila in 2017, Pierrick has built his reputation as a distiller and a passionate whisky brand ambassador, honing the skills that he will now take to one of the most prestigious distilling jobs in the world of whisky.

The promotion marks the latest step in an eight-year Diageo career for Pierrick that has already involved roles at great Scotch distilleries as Mortlach and Talisker distilleries.

Commenting on the news, Pierrick 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.”

Pierrick’s current role at Caol Ila, will be taken on by Samuel Hale, who is currently manager of Diageo’s Port Ellen Maltings on Islay.

Posted by Steve Rush