Othon Ghalanos Group is a family business founded in 1929 by Mr. Othon Ghalanos, known for its determination, salesmanship and ethics, a legacy still thriving with the 2nd and 3rd generations of the family who manage the business successfully together with a agile and dynamic team of dedicated professionals with proven experience in building brands of spirits and wines.
It is now the oldest importer and distributor on the island in this field with a powerful portfolio of spirits and wines, on an exclusive importation and distribution basis, in the Cypriot tax paid and tax-free / travel retail market, as well as tobacco products in the tax-free / travel retail market, and with a consistently reliable service.
The first company of the current group was Othon Ghalanos & Son Ltd, the 4th oldest member of the Famagusta Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Later, with the creation of several other companies, such as Ghalanos Distributors Ltd, the group took its current form as Othon Ghalanos Group under the umbrella of the holding company Othon Ghalanos Ltd.
In 1967 and after the death of his father, Mr. Stelios Ghalanos, a pioneer and gamechanger in this field, then 21 years old, representing the 2nd generation of the family, took over the reins of the family business, and traveled abroad, from Famagusta, with a vision to build spirits and wine brands in Cyprus.
The vision began to materialize when brands such as Veuve Clicquot, Mateus, Metaxa, Antinori, Torres, Concha y Toro, Glenmorangie and many others in the following years, appointed Othon Ghalanos as the exclusive importer and distributor for the Cyprus tax paid and tax free / travel retail market.
in 2020, Ms. Elena S. Ghalanos, representing the 3rd generation of the family, is appointed Managing Director of the group. Born in Famagusta, she is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science and WSET (Wine & Spirits Educational Trust) under the Institute of Masters of Wine having reached level 4 Diploma in Wines & Spirits.
In spite of all the difficulties it faced through the years, including the Turkish Invasion, Othon Ghalanos Group continues to realize this vision through its internal marketing, sales / distribution and merchandising structure. The distribution and sales are handled by Ghalanos Distributors Ltd, a subsidiary company of the group, which serves customers throughout the market, such as hotels, bars, pubs, clubs, liquor stores and supermarkets, quickly and professionally. It operates Cyprus-wide through our in-house distribution / sales, marketing and merchandising structure, which includes 5 regional sales branches in every town in Cyprus, temperature-controlled warehouses where stocks are stored in optimal condition, as well as staff with training, expertise and passion for wine and spirits. The group offers a huge variety of products from the most famous producers, such as whisky blended και malt, gin, vodka, rum, tequila, cachaca, cognac, armagnac, brandy, calvados, eaux-de-vie, tsipouro, tsikoudia, ouzo, arrack, grappa, jenever, liqueur, schnapps, absinthe, advocaat, bitter, cocktails, ready-to-serve, champagnes and other sparkling wines, desserts and fortified wines, such as Muscat, vermouth, sherry, port and madeira, but also wines from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The variety of wines it offers includes organic, natural, vegan, and de-alcoholized wines.
The group enjoys decades-long relationships with the great majority of its partners, the brand owners, established through mutual constructive approach, respect and trust, resulting in win-win partnerships. At the same time, the business is developed in line with the constantly changing perceptions, needs and challenges of its customers, always bearing in mind that the continuous education and training of personnel and technology leads the future. Through the years it has blended long experience and expertise in the field with passion, commitment and innovation, to provide, through quality products and reliable service, satisfying and differentiated experiences to Cypriot professionals and consumers. Consequently, it leads the market in many spirits and wine categories such as malt whisky, brandy, liqueurs, ouzo, tsipouro, sherry, port, madeira, champagne and sparkling wine, desert and fortified wine and imported wine.
Indicatively, some of the brands that Othon Ghalanos Group imports and distributes on an exclusive basis are:
Whisky Malt & Blended: Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Glen Scotia, Loch Lomond, High Commissioner, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Deanston, Ledaig, Tobermory, Littlemill, Black Bottle, Whistlepig
Gin: The Botanist, The London No. 1, Glen’s, Ben Lomond, Tobermory, Rutte, Wenneker Elderflower, Ginarte
Vodka: Russian Standard, Zubrowka, Glen’s, Danzka, Green Mark, Roberto Cavalli
Rum: Mount Gay, Glen’s
Cachaca : Pitu
Cognac : Remy Martin, Louis XIII, Camus
Brandy / Spirit / Eaux-de-Vie: Metaxa, Torres, M Dry Mastiha, De Kuyper, St. Remy, Three Barrels,
Calvados: Pere Magloire, Boulard
Tsipouro: Apostolakis, Dekaraki, Kanenas, Opurist
Ouzo: Plomari, Tsantali, Matarelli
Liqueur: Jägermeister, Cointreau, Amarula, Irish Knights, The Dubliner, De Kuyper, Wenneker, Volare, Antica, Luxardo, Mandarine Napoleon, Tetteris, Haraki, Mangaroca, Choya, Beirao, Warnink’s
Bitter: Underberg, Luxardo
Elixirs: De Kuyper
Cocktails: Xuxu, De Kuyper
Sherry: Tio Pepe, Sandeman, Gonzalez Byass, Croft
Port: Offley, Graham’s, Sandeman, Ramos Pinto, Cockburn’s
Wines / Desert wines / Champagnes / Sparkling wines / De-alcoholized wines: Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Louis Roederer, Freixenet, Henkell, Maschio, Riunite, CIV&CIV, Maschio dei Cavalieri, Zonin, Mateus Rose, Antinori, Jermann, Torres, Jean Leon, Natureo, Numanthia, Faustino, Casillero del Diablo, Frontera, Haras de Pirque, Tsantali, Ktima Mercouri, Tetramythos, Ezousa, Yiaskouris, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Mouton Cadet, Chateau de Pez, Domaine Faiveley, Domaine Billaud Simon, Georges Duboeuf, Domaine Ott, Blue Nun, Torresella, Choya, Chateau Ksara, Two Oceans, Nederburg, Yellow Tail and Peter Lehmann.
OTHON GHALANOS GROUP - CONTACT DETAILS
Telephone: +357 25888000, Fax: +357 25381248
GHALANOS DISTRIBUTORS LTD - SALES BRANCHES AND CONTACT DETAILS
Nicosia: 20 Betheem, Strovolos Industrial Area, 2033
Telephone: 22671289, Fax: 22674092
Limassol: Nicou Georgiou, Eleftherias Square, 3042
Telephone: 25381305, Fax: 25383736
Larnaca: 13 Nicou Kazantzaki, 6057
Telephone: 24656484, Fax: 24623384
Famagusta: 1st April, 5311 Paralimni
Telephone: 23823877, Fax: 23823503
Paphos: 11 Georgiou Christoforou, Kato Paphos, 8046
Telephone: 26944762, Fax: 26945532