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Leading Spirits Retailers of France

According to WHO, there are 23% French spirits drinkers. Here are some leading spirits retailers of France which you must know.

At the top is whiskey, which accounts for nearly 40% of overall spirits consumption. Then, the aniseed represents more than 20%. Rum represents about 10%. White spirits that include gin, vodka and tequila also represents 10%. The liqueurs and creams are about 9% and the bitters constitute 5%. The punches and cocktails sold readymade represent about 2% sales. Finally, Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados and other spirits are found, whose consumption for each of these products is less than 0.5% of the French market. Here are some of the leading French spirits retailers.

The Whisky Shop

Quality whiskey and especially Scottish whiskey is the first-class drink. It is still produced in a traditional way with traditional raw materials. It takes years to mature and the aromatic palette of its tastes and flavours seems endless. As the highest quality spirits, it is also a gift of choice that is always a pleasure. At The Whiskey Shop, they welcome more than 2.5 million customers each year to one of their 21 stores in UK and Paris. Most of the time, their customers come to them with this little phrase to mouth: "I do not know anything about whiskey but ...”. That's good; as they're there to help you. They have the chic to make simple what seems inaccessible. They speak simple and the quality of their service is legendary.

Location: 7 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France.

For any queries call: +33 1 45 22 29 77


La Maison Du Whisky (Whisky House)

Founded in 1956 by Georges Bénitah, La Maison du Whiskey is one of France's leading specialists in the importation and distribution of rare whiskeys. A true reference, whose dynamism has largely contributed to changing the French market of high-end whiskey to that of fine spirits, it is this openness to fine spirits that gave birth to the new LMDW Fine Spirits boutique, Carrefour de l'Odéon, in Paris. It is the culmination of an international and artisanal approach to this universe. Resolutely passionate about the world of spirits, La Maison du Whiskey is undoubtedly one of the largest French players in the import and distribution of whiskey and, now, fine spirits. Over the last twenty years, La Maison du Whiskey has selected many official bottling’s but also whiskeys from the trading world. A selection supplemented by official versions specially bottled by distillery owners for La Maison du Whiskey. In other words, pieces sought by collectors.

Location: 6 Carrefour de l'Odéon, 75006 Paris, France.

For any queries call: +33 1 46 34 70 20



The story begins at the time when wine was drunk in taverns or wine shops. And if in the mood to eat at home, they had to go to a wine merchant or directly from the producer to buy a barrel! It is from this observation that Louis Nicolas invented a new concept in wine sales that would revolutionize the habits of consumption and trading: bottled wine. Founded in 1822, the Nicolas House had at that time the main shop at 53 rue Sainte-Anne and three depots in Paris. The idea of providing a superior and consistent quality at a reasonable price created the reputation of the House. It is the No. 1 retailer of wine in France in the city centre having 494 stores in France and 1500 references in wines, champagnes and spirits.

Location: 31 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris, France.

For any queries call: +33 1 42 68 00 16



Kol stands for the very first deconstructed wine & Spirits Company delivering a wide range of amazing wines, beers and spirits in just 30 minutes, day or night and all at the optimal serving temperature. Unlike a lot of their competitors, Kol made the decision to enhance the customer experience by internalising stocks and storing all of their products, this means Kol is in complete control of the offering process and delivery chain. Their amazing team of wine & spirit amateurs work hard every day to select new products all around the world from the most famous whiskey producers to unknown beer retailers in Scotland. Their mission is to reduce intermediaries and negotiate directly with providers to offer competitive prices and let you enjoy amazing wines & spirits from the best-loved local producers whom you might otherwise never have heard of.

Location: 6 Rue d'Alexandrie, 75002 Paris, France.

For any queries call: +33 1 70 69 28 95


Normandie Wine

At Normandie Wine, they have two stores to service in both Ouistreham and Cherbourg. Conveniently located near the ferry terminals, they have a wide range of wine, spirits and beer at heavily reduced prices compared to what you might find in the United Kingdom and Ireland. They are dedicated wine merchants offering you the best of French vineyards in Cherbourg and Ouistreham. All of our wines are tasted and selected by them to ensure consistent quality and value for money. They love good wine and want you to share the pleasures and secrets of France’s vineyards. You will find 90% of their wines are sourced from either small family estates or the best co-operatives.

Location: 71 Avenue Carnot, 50100 Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France.

For any queries call: +33 2 33 43 39 79


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