Founded in 1931, the Neisson distillery is first and foremost a family affair: two brothers acquired the Thieubert estate located at the foot of Mount Pelée and cultivated 20 hectares of sugar cane there. The youngest, Jean Neisson, while pursuing studies in Paris, created an import-export company and began to sell the family rum in mainland France. We are at the very beginning of the 1950s and the emblematic Zépol Karé bottle makes its appearance.
The distillery acquires a new column, a Savalle, which Jean personalizes and modifies. The success of Neisson rums is growing. Then following the death of the two brothers, the family business was taken over for a time by their sister, assisted by the distiller at the time, then by Claudine Vernant-Neisson, daughter of Jean, who inherited the distillery in 1995. Great biologist and doctor, the one that nothing predestined to take over the production of rum invests in this new adventure, preparing the ground for her son Grégory who quickly joins her in Martinique.
Between them they put back on their feet a distillery then in decline, while preserving the original philosophy of the domain, both on the qualitative, agricultural and human aspects. They even converted to organic in 2013 and released the very first organic AOC rum in 2016.
The Neisson distillery is now one of the very last family-owned and independent distilleries in Martinique, attached to its land like no other.
Country : Martinique
Name : Distillerie Neisson
Address : Domaine de Thieubert, Le Carbet
Website : www.neisson.com
Foundation : 1931