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Remy Cointreau

Whisky Concerns

REMY  COINTREAU

The Remy Cointreau Group whose  origins date from 1724 is the
result of the merger in 1990 of the holding companies of the
Heriard Dubreuil and Cointreau families that controlled
E. Remy Martin & Cie S.A. respectively.

It is also the result of successive alliances between companies
operating in the same business segment of wines and spirits.

1663             
First distillation of Mount gay Rum on Barbados
1724             
Establishment of the house of Remy Martin Cognac
1785             
Establishment of the house of Piper - Heidsieck Champagne in Reims
1849           
Creation of Cointreau & Cie by the Cointreau brothers
1851           
Creation by Charles - Camille  Heidsieck of the champagne which bears his name
1888            
Creation of  the Metaxa  brand
1904            
Creation of the Izarra brand
1986            
Creation of the Passoa brand

Group History:
1924             
Acquisition of E. Remy Martin & Cie S.A.
by Andre Renaud
1965             
Andre Heriard Dubreuil takes over
from his father - in - law Andre Renaud
1966             
Creation of Remy Martin's international
network
1980             
Creation by Remy Martin of the French -
Chinese joint venture Dynasty Winery in
partnership with the city of Tianjin                    
1985            
Acquisition by the Remy Martin Group of
Charles Heidsieck champagnes
1988             
Acquisition by the Remy Martin  Group of the
Piper - Heidsieck champagnes
1989             
Acquisition by the Remy Martin Group of
Mount Gay Rum
1990             
Transfer by Pavis S.A. of Remy Martin shares
to Cointreau & Cie S.A.
1991             
Adoption by the Group of the corporate name
of Remy Cointreau
1998             
Appointment of Dominique Heriard Dubreuil
as chairman of Remy Cointreau
1999            
Establishment of the Maxxium distribution
joint venture with three partners,
The Remy Cointreau Group,
The Edrington Group and Beam Global Brands  
(Fortune Brands).
              
The Rémy Cointreau Group, whose Charentaise origins date back to 1724, is the result of the
1990 merger of holding companies owned by the Hériard Dubreuil and Cointreau families,
which controlled E. Rémy Martin & Cie SA and Cointreau & Cie SA respectively.
The Group is also the result of successive partnerships with other companies active in the same Wines and Spirits business lines.

1703
Creation of Mount Gay Rum in Barbados
1724
Establishment of the Rémy Martin Cognac
House
1849
Creation of Cointreau & Cie by the
Cointreau brothers
1881
Creation of the Bruichladdich
Distillery on Islay
1888
Creation of the brand Metaxa
1924
Acquisition of E. Rémy Martin & Cie SA
by André Renaud
1965
André Hériard Dubreuil takes over
from his father-in-law M. André Renaud
1966
Creation of the Rémy Martin International
distribution network
1980
Creation of the French-Chinese joint venture
Dynasty Winery by Rémy Martin in partnership
with the city of Tianjin (China)
1985-1988
Acquisition of the Charles Heidsieck then
Piper-Heidsieck Champagnes by the
Rémy Martin Group
1986
Creation of the Passoa brand
1989
Acquisition of Mount Gay Rum
by the Rémy Martin Group
1990
Transfer by Pavis SA of Rémy
Martin shares to Cointreau & Cie SA
1991
Adoption by the Group of the corporate
name of Rémy Cointreau
1998
Dominique Hériard Dubreuil becomes
Chairman of Rémy Cointreau
1999
Establishment of the Maxxium distribution
joint venture with three partners:
the Rémy Cointreau Group,
the Edrington Group and
Jim Beam Brands Worldwide
(Fortune Brands)
2000
Acquisition of Bols Royal Distilleries,
including the Bols and Metaxa brands
2001
Vin & Sprit joins the Maxxium network
as a fourth partner
2005
Disposal of Bols’ Polish operations
to CEDC
2006
Disposal of the Dutch and
Italian Liqueurs & Spirits operations
2009
March 30: Rémy Cointreau exits the
Maxxium joint venture
2011
July 8: Rémy Cointreau sells its
Champagne branch to EPI
2012
September 3: acquisition of the
Bruichladdich Distillery, a producer of single
malt
Scotch whiskies on the isle of Islay, Scotland
2012
November 20: François Hériard Dubreuil
becomes Chairman of Rémy Cointreau
2013
August 30: disposal of Larsen to Finnish group
Altia
2015
October 27: disposal of Izarra to Spirited Brands
2017
January 5: acquisition of French single malt whisky
Domaine des Hautes Glaces
2017
January 6: acquisition of American single malt
whisky Westland Distiller


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