Our Team

Giles Collighan
Finance Director
Giles Collighan is a meticulous company director. After a naval career spanning 3 decades, he took a franchise with ERA. This was where he cut his teeth in the world of business, setting him up well to take on the responsibilities of running the finance and compliance side of The Portsmouth Distillery.

Giles has an innate ability to see the wood from the trees and find a way through most problems which present themselves. He is a keen follower of most sports, and as a father of four this interest is indulged regularly through cricket with one son and his two daughters playing top class football.
Vince Noyce
Operations Director
Vince Noyce is a Distiller, passionate about his craft. After a naval career spanning 3 decades, he enjoyed a 5-year spell with Geest Line working in Port/Vessel Operations in the Caribbean, Europe and the UK.

It was whilst in the Caribbean he started a business with Giles Collighan selling premium Rum, this was the prequel to The Portsmouth Distillery which they now run. Vince is very creative and very much enjoys all aspects of taking products from concept through development on to market.
Joshua Collighan
Distillery Assistant
Josh has been with us from the start, helping with the initial refurb of the casemates.  He is now our Distillery Assistant, dealing with all aspects of our distilling, bottling and packaging operations and working hard towards his formal Institute of Brewers and Distillers (IBD) qualifications.

You'll also catch him on our tours guiding you through the tastings of our gorgeous spirits - an area he is a particular expert in ....
Jackie Chesterton
Events & Tours Manager
Jackie is a fantastic event and tour host - and always beaming! She is the point of contact for any private events you would like to hold at the distillery whether it be a wedding reception, birthday party, corporate event or a bespoke tour.

A keen runner, she glides around the distillery at a pace!