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Rémy Cointreau – The Story That Started In 1990.

Rémy Cointreau is a group with French origins dating back to 1724. This group is known for its exquisite international portfolio. The highlight of this group is that exceptional brands are associated with it. According to them, the time their clients devote to savouring their magnificent products is a tribute to all those who have laboured to develop them. Since 1990 it has been moving forward with a single vision – to become the global leader in exceptional spirits.

‘Rémy Cointreau has a portfolio of exceptional spirits. Each of these brands embodies unique expertise and heritage, but all share the same culture of excellence.’ – Rémy Cointreau

The commencement from 18th century 

The Rémy Cointreau group was established after the merging of  E. Rémy Martin & Cie SA and Cointreau & Cie SA. This event took place in 1990 and since then an increase in demand is one of the many beneficial things that Rémy Cointreau is experiencing. But as you know the origins of this group can start way back, so let’s have a look at them :

The story started in 1703 with the creation of Mount Gay Rum in Barbados. In 1724, the house of Rémy Martin cognac was established. In 1849, Cointreau & Cie by the Cointreau brothers was created along with the creation of Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay in 1881 and this was followed by the forming of the brand Metaxa in 1888. E. Rémy Martin & Cie SA was acquired by André Renaud in 1924, and in 1965 André Hériard Dubreuil took over the leadership from his father-in-law M. André Renaud. The expansion of Rémy Martin in the international distribution market was achieved in 1966. ‘Dynasty Winery’ by Rémy Martin was formed in collaboration with the city of Tianjin (China) in 1980. During the period from 1985 to 1988, Charles Heidsieck and Piper-Heidsieck Champagnes were acquired by the Rémy Martin Group. In 1986, the Passoã brand was established and three years later – Mount Gay Rum was acquired by the Rémy Marin Group. Transfer by Pavis SA of Rémy Martin shares to Cointreau & Cie SA took place in 1990, which led to the adoption of the corporate name – Rémy Cointreau in 1999. In the same year, the Maxxium distribution joint venture was established with three partners: Rémy Cointreau, The Edrington Group and Jim Beam Brands Worldwide (Fortune Brands).

1998 : Dominique Hériard Dubreuil became Chairman of Rémy Cointreau.

2000 – The new era was inaugurated with the acquisition of Bols Royal Distilleries, including the Bols and METAXA brands. From the year 2000 till today, Rémy Cointreau Group has acquired brands like French single malt whisky Domaine des Hautes Glaces, American single malt whisky Westland Distillery, Bruichladdich Distillery – a producer of single malt Scotch whiskies on the isle of Islay, Scotland. The group recently acquired  Maison de Cognac J.R. Brillet in May 2020 and the century-old champagne House J. de Telmont in October 2020. 

November 20, 2012 : François Hériard Dubreuil becomes Chairman of Rémy Cointreau.

In 2018, Rémy Cointreau’s brand – Louis XIII launched LOUIS XIII Le Salmanazar. The world’s first 9-litre decanter crafted by Baccarat’s elite body of artisans.

The diverse portfolio of Rémy Cointreau Group 

  1. Louis XIII – Since 1874.
  2. Rémy Martin – Since 1724
  3. Cointreau – Since 1849
  4. Metaxa – Since 1888
  5. Mount Gay – Since 1703
  6. St- Rémy – Since 1886
  7. Bruichladdich – Since 1881
  8. The Botanist – Since 2011
  9. Domaine Des Hautes Glaces – Since 2009
  10. Westland Distillery – Since 2010
  11. Telemont – Since 1912
  12. Belle de Brillet – Since 1985. 
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