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Dominique Ribéreau-Gayon Encounters

Jean Boyer, a touch of Scotland in Landes regions

The story of this artisanal company began 50 years ago, when Jean Boyer decided to import whisky from Scotland to the Landes region. He became a major player in French Scotch whisky distribution, supplying big names such as Bowmore, Bruicchladich and Glenturret.   Eager to make their own brands, Jean Boyer’s successors decided in 1994 to create a company based in Saint-Geours-de-Maremne, named after him. The company’s aim was to develop quality spirits, working closely with producers to “offer authentic products, produced using traditional methods and guaranteeing their excellence”. Under... Read more


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