Spirits & Liqueurs Rum

Rhum Barbancourt

About Rhum Barbancourt

Founder: Dupré Barbancourt
Year Founded: 1862
Distillery Location: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Rhum Barbancourt Essential Facts

  • Rhum Barbancourt was established by Dupre Barbancourt in 1862 when he emigrated to Haiti from the Cognac region of France.
  • Rhum Barbancourt is over 150 years old and the method that Dupre Barbancourt used originally is still the same method used today.
  • Rhum Barbancourt has now been passed down through 4 generations. Though Dupre Barbancourt left no heir, his wife and nephew continued the company, passing it down through their family. The company is now in the hands of Thierry Gardere.
  • As Dupre Barbancourt originally set out to make rum as good or better than cognac, Rhum Barbancourt is double distilled just like a cognac would be.
  • Only locally-grown, pure sugar cane purchased directly from farmers in Haiti is used to make Rhum Barbancourt.
  • An average of roughly 40,000 tons of sugar cane are used per year; 240 tons daily.
  • Rhum Barbancourt is truly aged in limousin oak barrels.
  • Haiti is a country with a very rich culture with many local artisans and craftsman.Barbancourt strives to maintain that culture in their rhum. The artwork on the Estate Reserve box is actually done by Georges Remponneau, a local artist.
  • Estate Reserve was actually at one time reserved only for the Barbancourt family.
  • Pango Rhum is a dark aged rum that is actually blended with real pineapples and mangos.

How You Should Drink Rhum Barbancourt

  • Neat
  • On the rocks