Penny Markt Profile

Now owned by the REWE Group of Cologne, discount supermarket chain Penny Markt began as a humble grocer in Bad Homurg, Germany. The chain sells a variety of consumables and household goods, including its own brand of Scotch whisky, John Malcom, which is bottled as a 12-year-old Highland single malt from a secret distillery. Confusingly, an eight-year-old Canadian whisky is also bottled under the same brand.

Penny Markt History

Penny Markt was founded by William Leibbrand, whose father, Hugo Leibbrand, had owned a food wholesale store in Bad Homburg, Germany since 1961. William Leibbrand opened his own self-service food store and, by 1970, had expanded to 70 stores. The Penny Markt brand was created in 1973 as a chain of discount stores as part of the Leibbrand Retail Group.

Since 1973, a long standing partnership had existed with the REWE Group of Cologne. In 1989, REWE fully acquired the Leibbrand Group.

As of 2017, Penny Markt operates over 2,000 stores in Germany and over 1,300 stores in the rest of Europe, including stores in Italy, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Austria.

Distilleries & Brands

Associated companies


Penny Markt Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
Domstrasse 20
+49 221 149 0

See also

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    REWE Markt

    One of Germany’s largest supermarket chains owns Mc Intyre blended Scotch whisky.

  • Alambic Classique Alambic Classique Alambic Classique Independent bottler

    Alambic Classique

    German bottler and importer known in particular for indy releases of aged Ledaig and Ben Nevis.

  • Flickenschild Flickenschild Flickenschild Own-label


    German whisky and cigar merchant that offers customers occasional single casks under its own label.

  • Feinkost Reifferscheid Feinkost Reifferscheid Feinkost Reifferscheid Independent bottler

    Feinkost Reifferscheid

    Low-key but prolific German whisky bottler and delicatessen run by a husband-and-wife team.

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