Our values

Terroir, people and time

What is it that links our Houses so closely together?

A love of our terroirs and the mastery of time that have always been at the heart of our expertise. It is up to each and every one of us to bring this link to life, connecting land, people and time.

Terroirs

There is a link between ...

Scotland / the Islay barley fields
Angers / oranges
Cognac / the Grande Champagne vines

. . . the ancient Grande Champagne vineyards of Cognac, the delicious sugar cane of our Oxford Plantation in Barbados, the sun-ripened vines of Samos in Greece, the blood oranges from Corsica and the golden barley and botanicals of Islay in Scotland.
In these legendary places, we choose the very best that nature has to give.

Scotland / the Islay barley fields

People

There is a link between ...

Allen Smith / Mount Gay
Adam Hannett / Bruichladdich
Baptiste Loiseau / Rémy Martin

. . . Baptiste Loiseau – Cellar Master at Maison Rémy Martin, Allen Smith – Master Distiller at Mount Gay, Adam Hannett – Master Distiller at Bruichladdich and Costas Raptis, our Metaxa  Master. They are the creative souls of our brands. They cultivate a unique and mysterious expertise that is passed from generation to generation. This expertise and creative enthusiasm is what drives every employee at all our brands. In every aspect of our business on every continent we are proud to be ambassadors for this unique state of mind.

Allen Smith / Mount Gay

Time

There is a link between ...

Cognac / Louis XIII
Scotland / the Botanist Distillery
Greece / the Metaxa Cellars

. . . all our Houses.
They have been defying time since they first came into being… Mount Gay in 1703, Rémy Martin in 1724, Cointreau in 1849, Bruichladdich in 1881 and Metaxa in 1888. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, we strive to respectfully nourish the eternal youth of our Houses. There is an invisible link between the cellar at Grollet in Cognac, the cellars at St Lucy in Barbados, those at Bruichladdich on Islay and at Kifissia in Greece.
We allow time to take its time. 5 years, 10 years, 50 years, 100 years...
Time passes peacefully in our cellars. We are in no hurry. We are proud of taking our time.

Cognac / Louis XIII

Exception

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Mount Gay / XO
octomore virgin oak
Octomore / Virgin Oak
louis XIII rare cask
LOUIS XIII

. . . LOUIS XIII, Rémy Martin XO, Mount Gay XO, Octomore, Cointreau, The Botanist, Metaxa Angel’s Treasure and St Rémy Réserve Privée. These are exceptional products for exceptional moments. Their incomparable characteristics awaken our senses. They are the result of a rigorous selection of ingredients from the best terroirs transformed by time and the expertise of inspired men and women.

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Mount Gay / XO