Paris-based spirits group.
Terroirs Distillers Profile
Terroirs Distillers is a privately-held French subsidiary of Picard Vins & Spiritueux, which produces and markets a range of wines and spirits including Tullibardine single malt and the Highland Queen and Muirhead blended Scotch whiskies.
Terroirs Distillers History
Members of the Picard family founded Picard Vins & Spiritueux in 1951 as a wine producer, though the company has since diversified into whisky, pastis, bitters, rhum agricole and eau de vie through Terroirs Distillers.
In 2015 it added Cognac to its portfolio, with the acquisition of Louis Royer from Suntory, which wished to dispose of the brand following its own acquisition of Beam in 2014, whose subsidiary Courvoisier also produces Cognac.
With the third generation of the Picard family at the helm, the group purchased Tullibardine distillery at Blackford in 2011 to supplement its growing Scotch whisky brands Highland Queen and Muirhead’s, which were purchased from the Glenmorangie Company in 2008.
Besides its Scotch interests, Terroirs Distillers also operates two distilleries and four bottling sites in France.