Barbancourt

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Barbancourt

The Barbancourt Company was founded on March 18, 1862 by Dupré Barbancourt, a native of Charente. He uses for his rum the technique of double distillation used for cognac as well as aging in oak barrels.

On his death, his wife Nathalie Gardère took over, accompanied by his nephew Paul Gardère who succeeded him at the head of the company in 1946. Following the family tradition, his son Jean Gardère then took over until 1990. He will modernize and develop the Barbancourt company, setting up a new distillery in 1949 on the Cul-de-Sac plain. Barbancourt then has his mill and grinds his own cane and quickly pours the very first drops of pure juice rum in 1952.

Distillation, then done in the traditional way (double distillation via Pot Still), gave way in the early 1990s to a much more efficient system: Jean Gardère's son, Thierry, sent the old still to the scrapyard and replaced it by a modern distillation column. Today, Barbancourt rum is distilled on a triple column from which flows a distillate at 92-93% alcohol.

Since the death of Thierry Gardère in 2017, Delphine Nathalie Gardère has been running the distillery.

Country : Haïti
Name : Distillerie Barbancourt
Address : Rue Bonne Foi, Port-Au-Prince
Website : www.barbancourt.com
Foundation : 1862

Barbancourt