THEO PREISS

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History

History

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Company launch

Theo Preiss Distillery is located at Mittelwihr in the heart of the vineyards of Alsace.

Jean Camille Preiss, a wine producer focusing on wines from Alsace set up a secondary operation, distilling fruit from his orchards as well as Alsace grape brandies. After the Phylloxera epidemic caused by a tiny louse imported from North America that attacked the rootstock of the vines and threatened to wipe out the wine-growing region of Alsace he was even more insistent on quality processes.

It was his son Theo Preiss who set up a small artisanal distillery in 1945. Following his premature death in 1967 his heirs passed the company on to a member of the family, Jacques BRESCH. In 1979, Andre Thuet joined the company to steer expansion into new markets.

Growth

Growth

After a few years of hard graft and personal investment Andre Thuet was appointed CEO of the distillery. The company took a new direction into the retail sector. At that time the latter had not yet earned its credibility status and it was regarded as inappropriate for quality brands to sit on a shelf alongside everyday products.

Currently the leader in the domestic market for packaged brandy and firmly open to export opportunities, Theo Preiss Distillery has understood how to keep its product making savoir-faire alive as well as develop highly efficient production and dispatch processes.

Quality

Quality

Our primary focus is on making quality products. Top quality fruit is required for fine brandy.

Carefully selected fruit is fermented and strictly monitored. Our fuss-free, ‘old world’ style distillery equipment (copper Charentais-style double distillation stills heated over an open flame) meets our exacting quality standards perfectly.