The origin of the British giant corporation dates back to 1961, when the three big English beer breweries Ind Coope (including Victoria Wine), Tetley Walker and Ansells were merged to form the company "Allied Breweries". It was followed by further acquisitions, before the company was renamed in 1981 in "Allied-Lyons PLC". In 1986, the division "Allied Vintners" was founded. Hiram-Walker was acquired in 1987, adding more significant brands of spirits. By buying the Spanish Sherry House Domecq In 1994, the wine division was expanded extensively. The company now operates under the new name "Allied Domecq" headquartered in Bristol, England. Finally, in 2002, "Allied Domecq" went to the New York Stock Exchange under the name "AED". At the time, the portfolio included around 20 liquor and liquor brands, wineries in Spain, California and Argentina, as well as a restaurant chain.
The company was founded in 2005 by the French beverage company Pernod Ricard accepted. For antitrust reasons, one had the liquor portfolio with the US group Fortune Brands and partly also the second big british beverage multinational Diageo divide. The Domecq brand, the Domecq sherry and brandy brands, the Spanish wineries Domecq Bodegas, as well as Domecq in Mexico were taken over by Pernod Ricard. In early 2008, Pernod Ricard sold the sherry and brandy brands Osborne continue. The Domecq Brandy brand "Fundador", as well Cockburn and Harvey's went to Fortune Brands. Nevertheless, Allied Domecq remains one of the largest wine and spirits companies in the world,