A suave and stylish artisanal French vodka
A 23-year-old entrepreneur
The Origin Story
The desire to create
Alexandre Rizzotto has always been a go-getter. As a child growing up in Normandy, he dreamed of starting his own business or running a bar. His dream came true sooner than he imagined. With the help of a friend, who was an expert in distilling and spirit production, Alexandre found financing to create his own vodka brand at the age of 23 in 2014.
A deeply philosophical spirit
When deciding what to call his vodka brand, Alexandre wanted something French, elegant, and representative of the work that went into the product. The name “La Philosophe” is derived from Alexandre’s philosophical perspective on vodka in which the four basic elements are brought together: earth, represented by the wheat; fire, by the heat of the still; air, by the evaporation process; and water, by the final liquid product. These elements are depicted by the four triangles on the bottle.
The French touch
Based out of Cognac, France, the La Philosophe micro-distillery uses locally sourced ingredients from the region, including French wheat that is used for the base, and local spring water that Alexandre uses to finish the distillate. Since the beginning, Alexandre’s goal has been to create a high-quality vodka with a unique, French twist. He has managed to produce an innovative and dynamic spirit that is the perfect fit for a new generation of mixologists and cocktail amateurs.
The secret sauce
Continuous distillation, with a twist
Stylish, modern authenticity
Young, dynamic, and full of enthusiasm, Alexandre was bound for success. The quality and style of La Philosophe was immediately popular within the young, French market garnering attention in many trendy bars and restaurants. His tiny batches are made with authentic, locally-sourced ingredients that combine beautifully in a suave, complex vodka.