US: Edrington Group calls time on Rémy Cointreau distribution deal

By | 12 June 2013

Edrington has used Rémy in the US since 1985

Edrington has used Rémy in the US since 1985

Edrington Group is ending its long-standing US distribution agreement with Rémy Cointreau and is expected to take it in-house.  

The Glasgow-based Scotch whisky producer has distributed its brands, including Macallan and Famous Grouse, in the US through Rémy since 1985. The deal will end on 31 March, Remy said in a presentation following the release of its full-year results yesterday (11 June).

Edrington confirmed to just-drinks the distribution deal is to end, but declined to comment further on future plans.

A Rémy spokesperson told just-drinks Edrington is to take its US distribution in-house. “It is because now Macallan and Famous Grouse are working very well (in the US) - because of us,” the spokesperson said. However, the spokesperson added that Edrington has made a “fair decision”.

“It will be the end of a new contract, because the new contract comes around every three years," the spokesperson said.

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Keep it Classy, Remy.
"It's an old story, thus, of hatred and love and participation between Remy Cointreau and Edrington," said Jean-Marie Laborde, CEO of Remy.

 

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