Alexandre Gabriel, world-famous owner & Master Blender of Maison Ferrand in Cognac & West Indies Rum Distilleryin Barbadosthinks of his spirits as the perfect embodiment of history, emotions and experience. Since 1989, Alexandre has dedicated his time to the mission of marrying terroir, passion and time for great spirits. Through his vision, his small Cognac House, with Ferrand Cognac, Citadelle Gin and Plantation Rum, he has turned into one of the greatest specialists of artisanal spirits today.
Alexandre’s passion for creating exquisite spirits is boundless and the fruits of his labor are appreciated by many, whether bartenders or fine spirit aficionados. He has looked into the past to create spirits for the future –like the Plantation Rum portfolio, uniquely double-aged in Ferrand casks according to a special technique he has developed –and has recently set his sights even further into the rum-producing future with his purchase of the famed West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados. With the purchase of the West Indies Rum Distillery, Ferrand will also have access to excellent Jamaican rum as West Indies Rum Distillery is one third owner of National Jamaican Rum Company with the famed Clarendon and Long Pond distilleries.
Together, this gives Maison Ferrand and Plantation the tools to go even further in his mission for marrying heritage, terroir, passion and time for great spirits.