Findlater & Co proudly commemorates its bicentennial anniversary. Founded by Alexander Findlater in 1823 as ‘Alex Findlater’ on Burgh Quay in Dublin selling Irish and Scotch Whiskey, and soon grew his business to include wine, coffee, and tea.
Findlater was a successful businessman expanding his interests across Dublin and further afield to include outlets in the UK. He even opened a brewery in North Dublin in 1852 after success exporting Porter to America.
Following the passing of Alexander Findlater in 1873 , his nephew, John, took the reins and opened food and wine stores in the main residential districts of Dublin, along with a headquarters in Upper O’Connell Street.
The business continued, managed by three generations of the family, and finally trading as Findlater Wine Merchants from the old-bonded vaults under the Harcourt Street Railway Station.
In 2001 the business was purchased by Cantrell & Cochrane and its portfolio became part of Findlater Grants (incorporating Grants of Ireland Ltd.), before merging with Woodford Bourne in 2009 to create the Findlater Wine & Spirit Group, and was rebranded in 2016 as Findlater & Co.
2023, is the year it celebrates its 200th anniversary, bringing alive the entrepreneurial spirit of Alex Findlater with the theme ‘The Past Meets The Future’ throughout its events.
This July, a special release from Findlater & Co. will see “The Past Meets The Future” with a special gift celebrating 200 years. The gift contains two very special wines – one showcasing tradition and history, the other representing the future with a nod to its Give Wine a Future initiative. A beautifully hand crafted Zalto glass will accompany the wines, to allow each special recipient to create a drinking occasion befitting of its wine partners.
On the 26 September ‘23, Findlater & Co. will host its themed 200th birthday party in the RDS Concert Hall. Guests including its worldwide brand partners and nationwide local partners, will come together for a night of celebration.