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Rémy Martin

French brand of cognac owned by Rémy Cointreau; look there.

The French spirits group was created in 1990 through a merger of the two companies Rémy Martin(cognac) and Cointreau(liqueur). Rémy Martin was founded by the winemaker of the same name in 1724. In 1924, the company was taken over by André Renaud, who founded the current fame. Cointreau was founded in 1849 by the brothers Adolphe and Edouard-Jean Cointreau in Angers (Maine-et-Loire) and in 1875 the famous liqueur of the same name was invented from the peels of bitter oranges. Maximilien Cointreau, who joined the company in the 1950s, married one of André Renaud's two daughters, which led to a family relationship between the companies that were later united. In 1965 André Rénaud died and left the...

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