The Story of Ponet Spirits

Ponet Spirits is devoted to producing exceptional artisan spirits.
The original Ponet distillery was founded in Hasselt 1763 - a place of invention, style and very good taste. Although the distillery is no longer with us, Ponet Spirits is leading the revival of their philosophies.

With a new range of spirits, they take inspiration from the dedicated craftsmanship and fine palates of those renowned master distillers.
Thierry Ponet and Matthieu Chaumont have harnessed this expertise and elegant vintagestyle.

They pair it with innovative techniques and Matthieu’s creative flair for original spirits, to revive classic recipes for the modern day.

Thieyy Ponet
Proud founder

Thierry is continuing the Ponet legacy of fine artisan spirits and original character. A bold entrepreneur who’s spent the last years travelling, Thierry is reconnecting with his Ponet family roots, like the Bishop John Ponet and the acclaimed 18th century Ponet distillery in Hasselt to produce beautifully crafted spirits.

Matthieu Chaumont
Passionate associate

Visionary bartender Matthew is owner of Hortense , an acclaimed cocktail bar in the heart of the Sablon in Brussels. He approaches cocktails in the same way a chef approaches gastronomy. Matthieu’s creativity and chemistry in cocktail making put him at the forefront of developing unique and exceptional spirits.

Luc Vanbuggenhoutt
Brand Ambassador

Luc Vanbuggenhout is sharing his passion for exceptional spirits as brand ambassador.