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Spirit France buys majority stake in Janneau
Published:  29 October, 2014

Spirit France Group has announced it has acquired a majority stake in Armagnac brand Janneau from the Giovinetti family.

The group, which owns Calvados brands Père Magloire, Boulard, Lecompte and Armagnac Le Marque, has not disclosed the purchase price, nor what percentage of Janneau it now owns.

The company did say Janneau has “marvelous all-vintage stocks” and “has won all top quality awards around the globe”.

The group describes itself as the “world-leading producer and distributor of Calvados” and owner of "one of the top-three leading brands of the Armagnac category”.

Founded in 1851, Janneau is one of the oldest houses in the Armagnac region of France and is known for its double distillation method.

The brand’s facility in Condom carries out distillation, ageing and bottling on one site.