Our journey commenced in 1980 when Gilbeys of London decided to establish its operations in Sri Lanka as Gilbeys Lanka Limited. Subsequently, the company was renamed ID Lanka Limited in 2004 after its controlling interest was acquired by East India Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. In January 2014, as part of a rebranding initiative and to better reflect our company's product offerings, the company was renamed as International Distillers Limited (IDL) to what it's known today.

Over the years, IDL has emerged as one of Sri Lanka's leading corporates and a manufacturer and importer of quality spirits. With our diverse product portfolio and well-established brands, IDL has become synonymous with class and quality among its customers and partners. We are proud to state that IDL was the first Spirits manufacturer in Sri Lanka to have triple ISO certification for quality management, food safety management and environmental management systems certified by SGS.

We remain committed to our traditional core values and IDL's corporate philosophy is built on ethical business practices and good corporate governance.

‘Enriching Life’

At IDL we believe that through quality products, our role is to enrich life. We make every critical moment that little bit better, from quiet contemplation to life’s greatest and most wonderful celebrations. But this thought of enriching life also extends to our teams and our view on resources, taking care to always do the right thing as life is so precious.

‘Our Values’

Our values describe the code by which we run the company. They are deeply engrained in each and every one of us. Through these values we can reach exemplary results, the right way. We take enormous pride in these values and the way in which we do business.

  • Strive for excellence, quality every day
  • Committed to win
  • We give the ‘A’ - own it
  • Teams get it done!
  • Always legal, honest and decent