Our Company

hanseatic, agile, international

A Heart for High-quality Drinks

A good drink always depends on the spirit it is based on. From year one we consider ourselves as ambassadors for high quality ingredients and superb hosting for a lasting drink experience.

Quality

Our international brands meet highest quality standards in every regard. And this pays off: Our brands are constantly awarded with prizes at international spirits competitions.

Gastronomy & Trade

We recognize trends in gastronomy and trade in an early stage and respond to upcoming trends quickly. We are always happy to assist our business partners and act flexibly and collaboratively.

Advocacy

Our Brand Ambassadors spread our enthusiasm for our international portfolio around the world. With lectures, guest shifts and uncountable extraordinary acivations, our ambassadors manage to convince customers and consumers of our brands.

History

70 years ago the Matthiesen-Familiy established the company of BORCO. Nowadays, BORCO runs an exceptional portfolio with international premium spirits. BORCO is the only German company to produce own premium spirits in their resepective country of origin and markets them successfully all over the world.

1948

1948

The Matthiesen Family acquires the Hamburg spirits company Borm & Co and founds the company BORCO.

1972

1972

Expansion of the company and refoundation as BORCO-MARKEN-IMPORT Matthiesen GmbH & Co. KG.

1972

1972

BORCO launches the PennyPacker brand in Germany, which shortly after becomes the No. 1 in the young Bourbon market.

1974

1974

BORCO takes over the only big spirit brand in Hamburg: Helbing Kümmel, est. 1836.

1979

1979

Company relocation from Hamburg-Altona to Winsbergring in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld, Headquarter of BORCO to this day.
countries

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family

BORCO is owned by the Matthiesen-Familiy since 1948. We think long term, we are fast in our decisions and our success is based on our exceptional instinct for the spirits and consumer market.

million

30 million bottles of high quality spirits are bottled by BORCO in Hamburg per year.

1740

The Finsbury Distillery was founded in London by Joseph Bishop in 1740.

160Employees

The BORCO-Family consists of 160 employees. A strong team for strong brands.

1756

King José founded the Portuguese house of "Real Companhia Velha" in 1756. It is the oldest Portuguese company in general.