The history of the Damoiseau distillery is closely linked to Habitation Bellevue, a sugar refinery founded at the end of the 19th century. Rum has been produced there since 1914 from molasses from the estate. A few years later, and after several changes of owners, the house was abandoned and it was not until 1942 that the sugar activity resumed.
A certain Roger Damoiseau then bought the estate and put it back on its feet. Sugar cane and rum became the main sources of income, but bananas were also grown there and sweets and jams were made there. The rum was sold exclusively in bulk until 1953, when the Damoiseau brand appeared.
In 1968, Roger Damoiseau junior succeeded his father and continued to develop the family business. His sons then began to work with him and helped him to make the distillery prosper: Jean-Luc took care of production and became master distiller in 1978, while his brother Hervé became the new director in 1995, their sister Sandrine promoting the family brand.
The distillation is carried out using 3 modern stainless steel columns, from which flows a light rum (between 80 and 88%).
Country : Guadeloupe
Name : Distillerie Bellevue/Damoiseau
Address : Bellevue, Le Moule
Website : www.rhum-damoiseau.com
Foundation : 1914