First Quench Retailing was the largest independent off-licence retail chain in the UK, with around 1,200 shops operating under several retail brands, though all have now been closed.

Its head office was based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

On 29 October 2009 it was announced that the company had entered into administration.

The company was originally formed as First Quench Retailing by the merger of the Whitbread owned Threshers and the Allied Domecq owned Victoria Wine in August 1998.

Source: Wikipedia