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About Us

A BRIGHT FUTURE BUILT ON STRONG TRADITIONS

Stock Spirits Group acquired and founded Baltic Distillery GmbH on 26 July 2012.

The distillery at Brennerei Dettmannsdorf, near Rostock in North Eastern Germany, originated in  1900, when three farming estates joined forces to found a potato flake factory and distillery.

Managed as family enterprise until the end of World War II, the distillery was nationalised in the course of the land reform of 1945. A further 45 years later in 1990, ownership of the company returned to the founding managing directors to become a family business once again.

A new state-of-the-art plant commenced production in 2005, including a grain storage unit, a heating house for steam generation, a carbonic acid recovery building, an ethanol store with capacity to hold 1 million litres, production hall and office building.

The distillery’s production capacity of 20 million litres of ethanol per annum supplies our manufacturing plants in Poland and the Czech Republic, ensuring control over the supply of our primary raw material to the highest quality standards.

Baltic Distillery is a key part of our supply chain, thanks to which consumers enjoy our brands’ superior quality all over the world.

Our heritage

Going back more than 100 years

1884
1884

Camis & Stock founded in 1884 by Lionello Stock in Trieste, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and subsequently Italy

1906
1906

Polmos Lublin founded in Poland

Operations expanded across Italy and into the Czech Republic and Austria

1920
1920

One of the largest companies of its kind in Europe by the 1920s

1927
1927

Start of Fernet Stock production in Czech Republic

1939
1939

Established an outpost in New York in 1939

1948
1948

Polmos Lublin company nationalised under Communist government

Camis & Stock company was nationalised and incorporated into the associated distilleries and vinegar factories in Prague

1950
1950

The flagship brand Żołądkowa Gorzka was created

1991
1991

Camis & Stock became an independent joint stock company

2001
2001

Polmos Lublin privatised by Polish government

2006
2006

Oaktree Capital Management acquire Polmos Lublin

2007
2007

Oaktree Capital Management acquires Eckes & Stock and its businesses in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Slovenia, Austria and the US

2008
2008

Merger of Polmos Lublin and Eckes & Stock to create Stock Spirits Group

Stock Spirits Group becomes the number one spirits company in Poland

2009
2009

Stock establishes own distribution businesses in Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina

Żołądkowa de Luxe and 1906 declared the two fastest growing vodka brands in the world

2010
2010

Lubelska declared fastest growing liqueurs brand in the world

2012
2012

Acquisition of Imperator in Slovakia

Acquisition of German distillery assets

2013
2013

Shares listed on the London Stock Exchange

Distribution agreement for Czech Republic signed with Diageo

Distribution agreements for Poland, Croatia and Bosnia signed with Beam Suntory

Completion of €3 million investment in Stock Polska manufacturing plant

2014
2014

Celebration of 130th annivarsary with the launch of Special Edition Stock Prestige

2015
2015

Opened new, purpose built Lublin-based logistics centre

2016
2016

Acquisition of Nordic Ice vodka, Prazka vodka & Dynybyl gin from Bohemia Sekt s.r.o.

Distribution agreement for Italy & Slovakia signed with Distell International

 

2017
2017

Acquisition of 25% equity interest in Quintessential Ireland Whiskey Ltd

Distribution agreement for Slovakia signed with Beam Suntory

Distribution agreement for UK signed with Distell International

2019
2019

Acquisition of Bartida in the Czech Republic

Acquisition of Distillerie Franciacorta in Italy

Distribution agreement for Italy signed with Beam Suntory

Our management

MANAGEMENT PROFILES

Florian Scheffler

Managing Director