Who Am I?
I have been in the industry for more than 20 years. Born & Raised on the South shore of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, I started in the wine industry when I was 16. I have worked as a dishwasher, chef, bus boy, server, bartender, Sommelier, Beverage Director, and General Manager in both the restaurant and wine and spirits industries.
I came to the United States and to Las Vegas in 2004 to work at Southern Wine & Spirits in the fine wine division (J&P Wholesale). I spent 5 years living and breathing the Las Vegas wine and spirits scene - absorbing as much as possible about brands, wine, and spirits before moving on to start my own distillery. In 2010 after looking at the industry and seeing the opportunity to start my own craft spirits brand, I moved to Portland, Oregon and started Warship Rum.
I moved back to Las Vegas in 2015 to be the Beverage Director at Cut Steakhouse by Wolfgang Puck. Today I live in Las Vegas and continue to make our rum in Portland, the original distillery.
I only have one dream in this life and it is to change the rules of the game. I am Rum and this is my WARSHIP. I hope that you will join me in this journey of changing the world we live in. Join the #Rumolution.
Our Mission and Why We Exist
We have a simple goal with our Rum: to establish an ultra premium brand in the rum category. This category is controlled by a few large brands - large brands mean big operations, big focus on cases and production not so much on quality. Our focus is to offer small batch, hand bottled premium rum that is unique in taste for the consumer, good to the planet, pays people fairly, and fits into the craft spirit category. Our rum offers consumers something more, something unique, something that changes the rules of the game - in a quality, ultra premium brand.
That is why our rum is non-GMO, organically grown, and fair trade rum made with a black strap molasses base in small batches that are hand bottled, stamped, labeled, and packed by my Dad, Pierre, and me . As the spirit category gets more sophisticated, consumers are looking for craft brands that have a story to tell - to connect with a face or a person or a story that means something.
In the end our story reflects true craftsmanship, passion for making rum , outstanding packaging, attention to detail in every bottle made, and most importantly a bold, rich taste that consumers love. Join the #Rumolution.