Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant


Distillerie du Centre

Manufacture of liquors and spirits
54 rue de Belfort
BP 1048
87050 Limoges Cedex 2
Limousin

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Sale to private individuals and professionals

Founded in 1789, the Distillerie du Centre celebrated its 220th anniversary in 2009! It is the last heir of a long Limoges-based tradition.

For 150 years, from 1780 to 1930, Limoges had dozens of distilleries. For example, in 1900, there were still 48.

Located in its current site since 1860, it uses traditional methods to make ancient liqueurs, the recipes of which were developed at the end of the 18th century (Sève Centrale and Gauloise), and has also developed new products, such as Pastis Panazô, Fruitier, Feuillardier and Vin de Feste. Its chestnut liqueur recently won a silver medal in the Concours Général Agricole de Paris.

The work is almost entirely carried out by hand and the company uses local products insofar as possible.

In addition, the Distillery has a museum that displays ancient machines and equipment, tools, bottles, advertising items, posters, etc.

The Distillerie du Centre sells its products in the on-site boutique and via specialised sellers: cellar men, fine grocery stores, boutiques selling regional products, caterers, etc.