France’s next 10 richest drinks barons

15. Jean-Pierre and Edith Cayard

Edith Cayard

Worth: €1.3bn
Challenges 500 position: 62
Company: La Martiniquaise
Sector: Spirits

Founded by Jean Cayard in 1934 as a rum importer, La Martiniquaise quickly diversified into Cognac, Calvados, Kirsch, Madeira, Port and sweet wines.

The Cayards are the owners of one of the most powerful spirits groups in France, where several of its brands are market leaders.

Today the group owns brands such as Label 5 Scotch, Glen Moray, Saint James rum, Gibson’s gin and Port company Porto Cruz and a stake in liqueur producer Marie-Brizard.

 

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