Wednesday, April 20, 2022


Diageo, has today announced the appointment of a new Distillery Manger, at its Islay based Lagavulin Distillery.

Jordan Paisley, who has been working with the team at the distillery alongside Diageo’s other Islay distilleries as Performance Improvement Lead since 2019, will now take over from Pierrick Guillaume who joined Lagavulin in 2020.

New Lagavulin Distillery Manager: Jordan Paisley

A former pupil of Islay High School, Jordan travelled the world before joining Diageo. He previously worked in the merchant navy, qualifying as an engineer, working primarily in the North Sea, before going on to work in anti-piracy for vessels passing the Somalian coast.

Commenting on the news, Jordan Paisley, said: “Coming from Islay, it’s a real source of pride to be given the chance to manage one of Scotland, and the world’s, most iconic distilleries. Pierrick has been such a great source of knowledge and support since I joined Diageo. I can’t thank him enough and wish him all the best as he embarks on his next chapter in France. I can’t wait to get started and look forward to supporting the team to continue producing such a high-quality and highly revered product.”

Outgoing Distillery Manager Pierrick Guillaume, is leaving the distillery after a distinguished decade-long career with Diageo, to return home to his native France.

Posted by Steve Rush