The history of Dettling & Marmot

Franz-Xaver Dettling founds a trading company in Brunnen for Italian wines and a distillery for sargent cherries from the Canton of Schwyz.

Twenty-five-year-old Arnold Dettling (2nd generation) starts to manage the company which bears his name. In the difficult 1930s, Arnold Dettling junior leads the company. He succeeded in keeping the company afloat during the 2nd World War and subsequently helped it to flourish again.


The company is run in the fourth generation by Franz-Xaver Dettling in an innovative fashion.

Arnold Dettling AG merges with the family-owned, globally operating company Underberg. The alliance brings new international partnerships with the family firms William Grant & Sons, Distell and Lucas Bols.

Foundation of the marketing and distribution company Dettling & Marmot AG, headquartered in Wollerau, out of Arnold Dettling AG and Marmot Kellerei AG.

Acquisition of a minority stake by the Rémy Cointreau Group, which now heads the company in conjunction with Underberg AG, the majority shareholder.

Beginning of collaboration with the renowned Edrington Group from Perth in Scotland. This world leading whisky company owns brands such as The Macallan, Highland Park and Brugal Rum.

The company moves its headquarters to Dietlikon, Zurich.

Takeover of the distribution of the brand portfolio of the SPI Group based in Luxembourg. This includes premium vodkas such as Stolichnaya, elit by Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya.

Beginning of the successful collaboration with Ferrari, the leading producer of Italian sparkling wine according to the Metodo Classico. Ferrari is one of the founding members of Altagamma, the association of Italian luxury brands.

Beginning of the cooperation with the Spanish Zamora Group. This family firm is known for its award-winning vineyards Ramón Bilbao, Mar de Frades and Cruz de Alba, as well as for the spirits brands Licor 43 and Villa Massa.

The comprehensive portfolio of the Fratelli Branca is taken into the range. Leading brands such as Fernet-Branca and Antica Formula thus supplement the offering.

The company’s 150th birthday is celebrated in the cellars of Dettling Kirsch, at its place of origin in Brunnen on Lake Lucerne.

Takeover of the distribution of Cognac Camus. This company, now in its fifth generation, is among the five largest cognac houses in the world.

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