Joseph Cartron

France, Burgundy

Founded in 1882 by Joseph Cartron, the company is situated in Nuits-Saint-Georges in the heart of Burgundy, a family-firm producing fruit liqueurs and eaux-de-vie of the highest quality. Although Joseph died without any ofspring, he left the firm to his brother Armand, who continued to pass it down through the family line to his children. It was under Armand that the company was expanded, and bottling mechanised. He added Joseph Cartron to the emerging retail market in France as well as developing the company abroad. Judith Cartron, the fifth generation of the Cartron family, has been President of the company since July 2011, and is the irst woman to head the company.