Our CSR commitments
The Depaz brand goes from strength to strength because of the courage of the man who founded it - Victor Depaz. At a young age, Victor lived through unimaginable tragedy. In May 1902, the volcano Mount Pelée erupted near his home on the island of Martinique, killing his entire family. The disaster wiped out the town of Saint-Pierre, killing 30,000 people, and destroyed the Depaz family estate. Victor only survived because he was away studying in Bordeaux at the time.
Bravely, the young entrepreneur decided to make a new life for himself in Canada, but on his journey to new beginnings he stopped for one last look at Martinique. It was here that he embraced his destiny and made the decision to stay in the Caribbean to rebuild his family’s estate and restart their distillery.
Anchored in an intimate knowledge of the land, Victor’s strength is embodied in our expertise. Thanks to our ability to anticipate and adapt, we believe any obstacle, be it environmental or economic, can be overcome.
We embrace problems and develop solutions, developing our knowledge and methods while always producing exceptional rhum.
Committed to sustaining our unique environment - our ‘terroir’ - we have implemented robust and effective measures to protect and nurture our land for generations to come.