Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA. In July, 2008, Pernod Ricard completed the acquisition of the iconic ABSOLUT(R) Vodka brand from the V&S Group, and Pernod Ricard USA is now the second-leading company in the U.S. by sales value.
In addition to ABSOLUT(R), Pernod Ricard USA’s leading brands include such prestigious spirits as The Glenlivet(R) Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Chivas Regal(R) Scotch Whisky, Jameson(R) Irish Whiskey, Wild Turkey(R) Bourbon, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin(R), Beefeater(R) Gin, Martell(R) Cognac, Malibu(R) flavored Rum, Kahlua(R) Liqueur, Hiram Walker(R) Liqueurs, Pernod(R) and Ricard(R); such superior wines as Jacob’s Creek(R) and Brancott Estate(R); and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouet(R) Champagne, G.H. Mumm(TM) Champagne and Mumm Napa(R) wines.
The company is based in Purchase, New York, and has roughly 1,000 employees across the country. Since its creation in 1975, Pernod Ricard has undergone sustained development, founded on both organic growth and successive acquisitions. The purchase of Allied Domecq in July 2005 is the most recent sign of the Group’s worldwide ambitions.
Building on its portfolio of Premium brands, its presence on every continent and its decentralised management structure, Pernod Ricard intends to continue to develop internationally.