After more than a decade of extraordinary adventures across the African continent as a family, Justin and Anna decided to return to Europe with their two young daughters in 2012. Both had fallen in love with Provence in their youth and decided to spend a holiday in the region.
During the holiday, they realised that they hadn’t come across any local distillery making internationally recognised spirits, like gin or vodka. This led to the idea and creation of QVT - the next challenge in their lives.
Justin spent the better part of five years developing the project, visiting distilleries in the US, the UK and Germany, where he gained in-depth knowledge about the science and art of distilling.
Anna and Justin were both involved in complex project management roles in challenging environments in the past and they drew on these experiences in the creation of the QVT distillery.