Rhum Barbancourt 150 Years of Excellence

Barbancourt is a popular rum produced in Haiti, considered one of the premier rums manufactured on the globe. French cognac maker, Dupré Barbancourt, came to Haiti and began rum production in 1862. Four generations of Barbancourts have run the family empire, beginning with Nathalie Gardère, Barbancourt's widow. She managed the operation along with Paul Gardère, her nephew, until her death. He took over production until he passed away in 1946. Surviving son, Jean Gardère, headed the operation until he passed in 1990. His son, Thierry Gardère, has been leading the company ever since.


By 1949, the Barbancourt Company had moved operations to the sugar cane plantation, Domaine Barbancourt, in the Plaine du Cul-de-Sac area. In the early 1950s, the profitable operation increased production, making the company a prominent manufacturer of premium rums.

The manufacturing process that produces Barbancourt rum begins with the fermentation of sugar cane juice, double-distilled for purity. What makes the rum so superior in flavor is the use of sugar cane juice rather than its by-product, molasses. Barbancourt rums have received many awards at tasting competitions. Rum reviewers have given Barbancourt rums consistently high marks for quality and purity.

Barbancourt is bottled under the Société du Rhum Barbancourt, T. Gardère & Cie imprimatur. In 2013, the company will release an anniversary edition to mark 150 years of production. The Barbancourt Cuvee 150 Ans Original Blend will be offered in an art deco crystal bottle. Etched into each bottle will be a limited edition number and the commemorative logo.

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Reginald Charles says...

Good morning, how are you I am interested in buying 2 Barbancourt, La Cuvee.How do I proceed in the purchase.

Please reply ASAP. Thank

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