CEO of PUR Vodka
Nicolas Duvernois is the founding president of PUR Vodka and Romeo’s Gin. An entrepreneur at heart, Nicolas has always been full of ideas. After his first business endeavour went sour in 2006, he decided to found PUR Vodka.
Since he knew absolutely nothing about the industry, it all began with a Google search for the word “vodka.” In order to finance the project, Nicolas worked as a hospital janitor by night and vodka developer by day for more than four years.
PUR Vodka is the first vodka produced in Quebec and the most award-winning Canadian vodka, having won more than 44 prestigious international medals, including 4-Times World’s Best Vodka.
Romeo’s Gin is a canvas of expression which never ceases to evolve. As a gin that celebrates creativity, embodying audacious and fresh flavours, every limited edition showcases selected artwork by various contemporary and urban artists from Montreal and beyond.
Along with partners, Anne Marcotte, a successful entrepreneur, and Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III, a businessman and seasoned investor, Nicolas created Adopt Inc., an organization that connects startups with experienced entrepreneurs with financial and business strategy resources.