BEHIND EVERY GREAT VODKA IS A GREAT STORY
Ours is Pierre Houpert, our eccentric great-uncle – an artist, an entrepreneur, a true bon vivant. A graduate of the prestigious École des Beaux Arts in Paris, Pierre always followed his instincts. After a brief stint in the French Army during the First World War, he stowed away on a boat headed for New York, where he made his mark as one of the most sought-after interior designers. Then tragedy struck. His young wife died at an early age, and Pierre left for calmer pastures in Connecticut. Here he reinvented himself once more, creating his own fine alcohols and sharing them with a select group of friends.