I know we’re running a bit late with that story. But we still had to publish this one so here it is:

Suntory, the Japanese drinks giant, has confirmed that it has brokered a deal to sell Louis Royer SAS Cognac to Terroirs Distillers. The French spirits company is paying a cool 13 billion yen for the company, which equates to approximately $105 million US dollars.

 

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Terroirs Distillers is a privately owned company who beat Philippine liquor firm, Emparador Inc. to the winning post to become the new owners of Louis Royer. Emparador Inc. placed a bid for the cognac company in May.

 

 

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The purchase of Louis Royer by Terroirs Distillers places the cognac house alongside some impressive names, as the group already own the Scotch Whisky brands, Highland Queen and Tullibardine.

 

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Suntory say that the sale was due to a portfolio review, following their purchase of US spirit maker, Beam Inc. which has seen them acquiring Courvoisier Cognac into their group. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of August.

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Sources: harpers.co.uk, economictimes.indiatimes.com

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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