The Depaz distillery is in a magnificent position, on the slopes of the Mont Pélée volcano (Martinique island), with a marvelous view of the Caribbean sea and the town of Saint Pierre, and is the only one to have been rebuilt and put into operation after the terrible eruption of the volcano, which occurred May 8, 1902, which destroyed the entire area, causing more than 30,000 deaths.
The history of the distillery is linked to Victor Depaz, who at the time of the tragedy was a student in Paris, the only survivor of the family, who in 1917 decided, against everyone's wishes, to buy the 521 hectares of the 'Montagne', and to rebuild a distillery on the desolate places, destroyed just fifteen years before the eruption.
This is the first and only distillery rebuilt on the mountain: a real challenge!
Today the plantation covers 400 hectares of land on volcanic soil, guaranteeing a wealth of unique terroirs in Martinique.
Depaz distills with a typical French-style Creole column, and holds 5,400 barrels in aging in its deposits, as well as 8 foils of 1,000 liters and 3 of 4,000 liters, of wood from the forests of Charente in France.