Inspired By Flavour From The Very Beginning

Frenchman and small-town manufacturer, Georges Monin, was hosting his family for dinner when his brother-in-law asked for an after-dinner drink. As a self - proclaimed flavour enthusiast and avid cook, Georges loved to entertain. He reveled in family gatherings where he could experiment with flavour combinations and prepare savory meals all while spending time with those closest to him. As he was pouring the cordial into glasses, he noticed that the aroma escaping from the bottle was muted and the colour was dull. He sipped the liquid to give it a quick taste and immediately decided that after serving a meal filled with such delectable flavours and captivating aromas, the cordial was an unfitting way to close the evening. He scoured his bar, only to realize that each and every cordial had the same lackluster flavour and impact as the first. Not long after, Georges realized that impactful flavour was actually missing from so many of the beverages that he drank. He determined that if he could just find some vibrant fruits, that he could then apply his manufacturing and culinary knowledge to extract that flavour into a liquid that could flavour anything from cordials, to coffees to water. 

Undeterred, Georges began scouring the cities of France and experimenting with flavours in his kitchen at home. After years and years of trial and error, Georges finally created a flavoured cordial that satisfied his demanding standards. But he didn’t stop there. He continued to explore and develop a spectrum of exciting flavours and syrups, and began bottling and selling them across the country. Three generations of Monin later, the world is a more flavourful place, with a vast collection of the world’s finest flavours available in more than 140 countries.


1912: Georges Monin founds the company in Bourges
1930: Monin starts to export to Europe and the Caribbean
1945: Paul Monin takes reign of the company and steers product development toward syrups
1993: Olivier Monin is President of the company and develops an international presence
1996: Construction of manufacturing site in Tampa, Florida
2009: Monin opens a facility in Kuala Lumpur and brand office in Shanghai
2012: Monin celebrates 100 years of flavour




History of Monin