MCT Spirits was created by Claire Coquard-Thomas and the support of her husband Olivier. Their marriage and their families, bring together 25 generations of wine-making experience and history. Claire was born in the Beaujolais area, south of Burgundy – her father a vineyard consultant and two brothers both winemakers in France and in the US. Claire has many years of experience working in the wine industry as an area manager in Bordeaux and more recently in La Rochelle, working with organic products. Olivier was born in the Charente-Maritime region – his parents and younger brother Jean-Charles, have an estate winery south west of Cognac. Currently, they sell their cognacs to other cognac producers. Today, Jean-Charles will take part in MCT by selling his cognac to MCT Spirits. After many years in the industry, Claire and Olivier decided it was time to make a change in their lives. So they decided to create an estate cognac brand and Maison Coquard-Thomas or MCT was born.