Domaine de Canton Acquired by Heaven Hill

French ginger liqueur Domaine de Canton’s worldwide rights is now held by Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distilleries. From the press release:

BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the nation’s largest family owned and operated distilled spirits company, today announced it has acquired the worldwide rights to the Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur from Maurice Cooper et Cie. of Miami, Fla.

“Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur is a unique one of a kind product that is among the fastest growing Liqueurs in the spirits industry. This product inspires creativity throughout the cocktail world and has become increasingly popular over the last several years,” stated Max L. Shapira, President, of Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. “We are very excited to add the original ginger-based liqueur to our broad portfolio of premium products. Canton will play a great role in expanding our presence in every channel of the spirits business. Most notably, it complements our existing business of premium Liqueurs and American Whiskeys already recognized for their outstanding quality and versatility.”

Launched in 2007 by Maurice Cooper et Cie., Domaine de Canton is inspired by the French tradition in which sweet and fresh elixirs are fortified by fine eau de vie and cognac. It is the world’s first premium ginger liqueur and features an elegant bamboo package inspired by its Asian ginger heritage. The product is widely embraced by consumers and mixologists for its bright and rich ginger spiciness in both simple and sophisticated cocktails.

“The development, launch and success of Canton has been an incredible experience,” said John Cooper, President of Maurice Cooper et Cie.  “We believe that Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. is the perfect company given their broad experience to ensure the product’s continued growth and accessibility over the long term. We believe that it is only in its infancy of recognizing its substantial growth potential.”

Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur (www.domainedecanton.com) is available in 375ml, 750ml and 1L sizes at 56 proof. The brand sells at an average retail price of $34.99.

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