About Rhum Barbancourt
|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
- On the rocks