International Liquor & Tobacco Trading N.V. is the largest liquor and beverage distributor on the island. We are a family owned business founded by Mr. Hippolyte Lédée in 1963.
Strategic Partnership & Diverse Portfolio
International Liquor & Tobacco Trading N.V. and Heineken St. Maarten N.V. have joined forces in 2009. This is a strategic partnership that will unite the two market leaders with a strong and diversified portfolio and a distribution network, customer service, management team and staff on which customers can rely.
International Liquor & Tobacco has a long established relationship with many of the world’s largest suppliers of leading international spirits, wines and tobacco brands. Our distribution network is throughout St. Maarten and spans the neighboring islands as well.
Over the years the company has gained a reputation for its focus on brand building and has a solid financial base. Our strong and diversified portfolio ensures long term stability and growth potential. We are the island’s leading premium drinks distributor with a comprehensive assortment of internationally acclaimed brands across the spirit, wine, beer and tobacco categories.
Our brands include Johnnie Walker, Rum Jumbie, Smirnoff Vodka, Mount Gay Rum, J&B Scotch, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Remy Martin Cognac, Ricard, Cointreau, Malibu Rum, Tanqueray Gin, Ponche Kuba, Campari, MacAllan Single Malt , Barcelo Rum, Cinzano, Captain Morgan’s Rum, Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey, Cortez Rum, Beaulieu Vineyard wines, Sterling Vineyards wines, Concha y Toro Wines, Trapiche Wines, Louis Roederer Champagne, Piper Heidsieck Champagne, Camel, Winston and Salem Tobacco and Marlboro Brand (for the travel retail market only) just to name a few.
International Liquor’s recently strengthened Beverage Division now includes the Heineken portfolio - Heineken, Heineken Light, Amstel Light, Amstel Bright and Desperados, as well as Guinness, Red Stripe, Smirnoff Ice, and Red Bull.
We are strategically integrated in key retail locations, including the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facility, theCaptain Hodge’s Wharf in the center of Philipsburg, and the Princess Juliana International Airport. We have an experienced management team and staff and have conveniently located secure warehousing and office facilities.
Our commitment is to serve the local economy by effectively distributing and marketing a full range of premium consumer products.
It is International Liquor’s vision to be the most celebrated consumer goods company in St. Maarten. We aim to consistently be rated the No. 1 industry partner by our customers.
We will always be available wherever our consumers want us. Our focus is on responsible consumption of our brands. Whenever adults gather together for any occasion to celebrate friendship, love, achievement or life, we want our brands to be the most consumed, the most desirable, and the most preferred.
The Best Brands. The Best Prices. The Best Service.
We are passionate about our brands and we are courageous in pursuing their full potential. We care about our consumers needs and motivations and strive to build the strongest, most enduring brand and consumer relationships in the market.
We want to win. We set high standards and then exceed them, and we celebrate our successes. We value each other and aim to develop our talent to build a team that reflects the rich diversity in our market. By celebrating and inspiring everyone as individuals, we create mutually fulfilling relationships and partnerships.