The Isautier Family
The Isautier Distillery was established in 1845 by Louis and Charles Isautier, two brothers who had arrived on Reunion Island from the French mainland just a few years prior. Today, 172 years and seven generations later, the Isautier Distillery is the oldest-running business and the only family-owned distillery on Reunion Island (and if you don’t mind us tooting our own horn, we’d also like to point out that ours was the only distillery on Reunion to survive World War II).
Throughout its history, the Isautier family has been paramount in the development of, and has advocated for the rights of those working in, agriculture on Reunion Island. To this day, the Isautier family is big, not in numbers, but in reputation on Reunion.
And not to brag (but totally to brag), the Isautier Distillery was named Distillery of the Year at the 2017 New York International Spirits Competition.