The House of Gabriel Boudier

Knowledge and expertise of more than 140 years is at the heart of the House of Gabriel Boudier.

A name that is now renowned worldwide. Since its foundation in 1874, Gabriel Boudier has invented and diversified into a range of exceptional products that delight enthusiasts of crème de fruits as well liqueurs. Gabriel Boudier is now synonymous with authentic tastes which we invite you discover, enjoy and share with us.

The House of Gabriel Boudier

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Our history

Gabriel Boudier, a story of integrity and expertise

Our history
The story of the House of Gabriel Boudier is primarily one of passion, commitment and of certain key events that have established our good name and reputation today. It is also a story of a place, Dijon, which gave its name to the "Crème de Cassis de Dijon" a protected geographical indication now recognised all over the world. The House of Gabriel Boudier is based on the principles and values of its founders. People who knew how to develop an idea without betraying its spirit.
 
In 1909, Gabriel Boudier took over the house of Fontbonne, founded in 1874 and renamed it with his own name. He established the business at Boulevard de Strasbourg in Dijon where it continued to develop until his death in 1918. In 1936, his widow sold the house to Marcel Battault, who decided not to change the trading name because of its high quality reputation; and he, in turn, handed the business to his nephew Pierre Battault. Thus two families in succession have built the reputation for quality at the House of Gabriel Boudier while insisting on the motto "Quality without compromise".In 1969, the company moved to Rue de Cluj in Dijon to allow for expansion and development and it remains family owned and the only significant independent producer in this sector

Notable dates in the history of the House of Boudier

1874

The House of Fontbonne, predecessor to Maison Boudier is founded in Dijon for the making of Crème de Cassis de Dijon and liqueurs.

1909

Gabriel Boudier buys back the House of Fontbonne and gives it his name which retains ever since.

1936

Marcel Battault buys back Maison Boudier which is still today owned by the Boudier family.

1941

Pierre Battault joins the business and in the same year, the company becomes a Société Anonyme.

1968

To meet increased growth, Maison Boudier moves to Rue de Cluj in a new industrial zone created in Dijon. The company remains at this address today.

1972

Jean Battault joins the company.

1982

His brother, Yves Battault joins the company as Managing Director.

1988

Francois Battault joins.

1989

The company replaces its board of directors with a supervisory board with Pierre Battault as President and he appoints Jean Battault as Chairman.

2002

Claire Battault, eldest daughter of Jean Battault, joins as Marketing and Company Secretary.

2008

Launch of Saffron Gin

2009

Partnership with Maison Loiseau results in the birth of the Bernard Loiseau range of liqueurs.

2010

Launch of the Bartender range to trade customers.

2013

Crème de Cassis de Dijon becomes the Best Spirit in the World at International Spirits Challenge.
– gold medal of crèmes de cassis
– trophy of the best liqueur
– supreme champion of spirits

2014

For the scond year in a row, Crème de Cassis de Dijon becomes the Best Spirit in the World at International Spirits Challenge.

2015

François Battault succeeds to Jean Battault as Chairman of the House of Boudier. The family business continues.


One family

Maison Boudier is a family on two accounts. Since 1936, it's the Battault family who, from generation to generation, applied itself to promoting the Boudier tradition, while being particularly concerned with its development. Being receptive, respecting knowledge and remaining close to our customers are also reasons for the success of Maison Boudier. Today we are developing a whole family of flavours, with ranges of liqueurs, crèmes and a wide range of original specialities.

One family

Certification of quality

A continuous commitment formally recognised at the highest level of the company

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Behind the scene…

Step by step, let us follow the journey of the fruit, as it is transformed using our unrivalled expertise.

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Awards

The expertise and excellence of Maison Boudier have been frequently acknowledged. The company has also received numerous awards, and acquired over decades an undeniable international recognition; today it exports to more than 70 countries around the world.

Awards
ISC 2016 – Bronze medal for Saffron Gin
ISC 2016 – Bronze medal for Saffron Gin

La Maison Gabriel Boudier received a bronze medal for its Saffron Gin at the International Spirits Challenge 2016.

ISC 2016 – Crème de Cassis de Dijon Best World Spirits
ISC 2016 – Crème de Cassis de Dijon Best World Spirits

La Maison Gabriel Boudier received a gold medal for its Crème de Cassis de Dijon at the International Spirits Challenge 2016.

MISC 2016 : médaille d’or du Meilleur Producteur Français de Gin
MISC 2016 : médaille d’or du Meilleur Producteur Français de Gin

Melbourne, 16 novembre 2016. Le MISC (Melbourne International Spirits Competition) décerne à Gabriel Boudier la médaille d’Or du meilleur Producteur Français de Gin. La Crème de Cassis de Dijon et le Saffron Gin sont également récompensés.

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