Neisson Rhum Distillery in Martinique is one of the few family owned distilleries. Located in La Carbet, Neisson is south of Mount Pelee and has similar volcanic soil as Depaz and Rhum JM. Although it has its own sugar cane estate, Neisson pulls from sixteen different sugar cane farms for their rhum.
Claudine Neisson Claudine Neisson - Owner of Rhum Neisson
The fate of the distillery was once in peril when the owner, Jean Neisson, passed away in 1986 with no heir ready to assume the task of running the distillery. Jean’s daughter Claudine, a hospital physician, stepped up and assumed her father’s role and has helped turn Neisson into one of the most respected white rhum agricoles in the world.