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Blacknell is promoted to Irish Distillers

06 January, 2009

Nick Blacknell, Pernod Ricard's Beefeater and Plymouth gin brand director, has been promoted to international brand director for Jameson whiskey at Irish Distillers

Irish Distillers has announced that Nick Blacknell, brand director for Beefeater and Plymouth Gins with Pernod Ricard's whisky and gin division, Chivas Brothers, has been promoted to international brand director for Jameson, at Irish Distillers. 

The 44-year-old joined Chivas in 2005 and was responsible for the recent launch of Beefeater 24, the super premium gin. Prior to joining Chivas Brothers he has held various senior marketing and commercial positions in Vin & Sprit and Seagram UK.

Blacknell will take up his new role at Irish Distillers on October 12.