The history of Intercontinental Distillers Limited dates back to 1749 when two Italians, Justerini and Brooks came together to form a wine and spirit business which they called J&B (derived from the initial of their names).

J&B went through series of acquisition and ownership change until it became what was known as International Distillers & Vintners (IDV). IDV itself was the spirit division of the then Grand Metropolitan Plc of the United Kingdom.

Grand Metropolitan Plc’s strategy to refocus her business, with the view to capture the international market, gave rise to the incorporation of International Distillers Nigeria Limited (IDNL) in1983.
International Distillers Nigeria Limited (IDNL) as it then was, commenced production in 1984 with Eagle Aromatic Schnapps on a manual line. The staff strength then was 53, of which three were expatriates.

To complement Eagle Schnapps, the company imported and marketed tested brands  such as SMIRNOFF, BAILEY’S Irish Cream and GILBEYS London Dry Gin. IDNL subsequently commenced a series of expansion which saw it through its first decade of operation with increased popularity, market acceptance and preference for her products such as Chelsea London Dry Gin which was introduced in 1987.

The company grew in size through the development of a wide range of portfolio of successful brands, relying on a sound understanding of the Nigerian wines and spirit market, and indeed of the West African sub–region. In 1997, International Distillers Nigeria Limited metamorphosed into Intercontinental Distillers Limited (IDL).

Today, IDL produces and markets leading products such as Chelsea London Dry Gin, Bull London Dry Gin, Squadron Dark Rum, Bull Dark Rum, Eagle Aromatic Schnapps, Commodore Aromatic Schnapps, Finlays Tonic Wine, Veleta Sparkling Fruit Drink (Peach, Red and White), Derok Quality Café Liqueur, Action Bitters, Samba Coconut Liqueur, Teezers (Exotic, Ginger and Lime).
The Company operates from a purpose-built distillery and bottling plant located at Kilometre 11, Ota–Idiroko road, Ota, Ogun State and has its Head Office located at Plot 2, No. 3 Ladipo Oluwole Street, Off Oba Akran Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos State.

IDL has a network of branches and distributors that covers the entire nation. It operates from regional offices which are complemented by Forty–one(41) depot locations.
The Board of Directors and Management is made up of time-tested professionals in business and in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Industry. This is a key factor to our success story.

On April 20th 2012, IDL became NIS ISO 9001:2008 certified. This is in reinforcement of her commitment to producing quality drinks that meet customers satisfaction at all times.


We are producers and marketers of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.The operations of IDL are manned by time tested professionals in the business and in the industry. This is a key factor to a success story which we intend to maintain.

We produce and market top quality beverages at a purpose built distillery located on the Ota-Idiroko road, (near Lagos) in Nigeria. Our products are available in the West African sub-region.

We have a network of highly mobile salesmen and executives based at our various depots and an array of distributors spread all over the country.
Products manufactured & marketed: Eagle Schnapps, Chelsea London Dry Gin, Squadron Dark Rum, Finlays Tonic Wine, Bull London Dry gin, Bull Dark Rum,Samba Coconut Liquor, Teezers Range, Veleta.

Depots: Mushin, Oke-Arin, Aba, Benin, Ibadan, Zuba, Oshogbo, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Jos, Akure, Warri, Ilorin, Enugu, Ota, Ikeja, Kaduna, Abeokuta, Ikorodu, Apapa, Markudi, Calabar.


We are committed to total quality in all aspects of our business.

We are a customer oriented company and deliver quality products and services.

We apply the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our business at all times.

Our people are highly skilled, developed, well motivated and adequately rewarded. We will treat them fairly and respectfully to ensure outstanding performance and job satisfaction.

We create and maintain an open and challenging environment that allows initiatives and ideas to flourish in order to do things better.

We effectively relate with, support each other and are committed to the achievement of company goals.


A world class company for the manufacturing and marketing of choice drinks that suit all life styles.

Our mission is to imbibe a culture of excellence, and develop a passion for world class standards that will enable us provide total customer satisfaction and deliver excellent returns to all stakeholders.


As a company, we recognize that we have responsibilities to our country and humanity in general. These we have attempted to achieve in the following ways:

  • We create employment
  • We Promote Culture
  • We Promote Artists
  • We Promote Youth entertainment
  • We support Sports
  • Product Recognition & Traditional Endorsement




  • Engr. Patrick Anegbe
    Managing Director/CEO
  • Mr. Umoren S. Akpan
    GM - Internal Audit / Control
  • Mr. A. I Adegoke
    GM – Plant
  • Mr. Emmanuel Oluwabiyi
    GM-Finance & Accounts
  • Mr. Hope Gbagi
    Head of Sales
  • Mr. M.O. Agbonhese
    Engineering Manager
  • Mr. Rufus E. Abaku
    Production/Distillation Manager
  • Mrs. Ngozi I. Mbonuike
    Quality Assurance Manager
  • Mr. Vincent Orhomre
    National Sales Manager
  • Mr. Mobolaji Alalade
    Head of Marketing
  • Mr. Samuel B. Amoko
    Management Accountant
  • Mr. Ifidon Musa
    Administrations Manager
  • Mr. Pedro M. Abayomi
    Research & Development Manager
  • Mr. Jimmy E. Sosanya
    Factory Accounts Manager
  • Mrs. Bertina Bamgbose
    Human Resources Manager