BARDINET, FRENCH DRINKS EXPERTS SINCE 1857
BARDINET's acclaimed international brands offer quality, variety and value. Founded in 1857, the company’s track record is exemplary, surpassing consumer expectations while proving adaptable in an ever-changing market. BARDINET is part of La Martiniquaise, an independent French spirits group founded in 1934 ranking second biggest player in France and in the world's top 10 spirits companies.
Enter the world of BARDINET
1857 : Bardinet's beginning
A young liquor producer from Limoges, Paul Bardinet, is fascinated by the opportunity to make something special from tafia, the crude alcohol created by distilling juice from the sugar cane. He spends years taming the harshness of the raw product, discovering new flavours and aromas, experimenting with process and enriching the taste with long maturing periods in oak barrels. From his passion, Negrita Rum is born.
1895 : The next generation
Édouard, Paul Bardinet's son, leaves Limoges for Bordeaux to construct vast wineries close to the docks. Passing on his expertise to a hand-picked team of master blenders, various experimentations led to a wide range of successful new products such as sugar cane syrups, fruit punches and cocktails.
1975 : A new chapter in a new home
Bardinet moves all of its activities to the Fleurenne estate in the heart of a magnificent 15.5-hectare site on the outskirts of Bordeaux.
1983 : Raising a glass to whisky
The group expands its portfolio to include whisky, offering the quality Scottish brand Sir Edward's.
1993 : Bardinet joins La Martiniquaise
Bardinet is bolstered by its decision to join drinks industry top player La Martiniquaise, an independant company that specialises in manufacturing and distributing wines and spirits. Present-day off-trade leader in France and now positioned in the top 10 spirits companies worldwide, the organisation offers the opportunity to expand consumers' reach globally.
2008 : Single malt expansion
La Martiniquaise buys Scottish distillery Glen Moray, based in Elgin, in the heart of Speyside. Bardinet is entrusted with the international development of the brand.
2009 : A growing portfolio
Bardinet is given responsibility for multiple brands such as fruit crèmes from l'Héritier-Guyot, sweet natural wines such as Valauria, Manor and Rapha as well as the Caraïbos fruit juice brand.
2011 : Non-alcoholic sector development
Assets are acquired from Quartier Français with Bardinet now overseeing non-alcoholic aperitif brands from Bouguet Pau, such as Blancart, Palermo, Mister Cocktail, Venezzio and D'Artigny.
2015 : Italian products integrated to Bardinet Portfolio
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