The Domaine de Bellevue was officially born in 1821 on the island of Marie-Galante. Sugar was then produced there, then rhum agricole from 1910 (and before that molasses rum).
The distillery will know several owners until the purchase by the Godefroy family in 1924. It is Gabriel Godefroy who is first in business, before handing over to his son Albert in 1936 and, since 2001, to his little nephew Hubert Damoiseau.
In 1928, a cyclone ravaged the estate but the small factory was rebuilt and moved up a gear: the old pot still was abandoned in favor of the Creole column and a steam engine appeared. Quickly, Bellevue tripled its daily production.
In order to make the infrastructure eco-responsible, everything was modernized again in 2003: solar panels were installed and the old steam engine ran entirely on bagasse. The vinasses are stored in basins to be depolluted before being used as natural fertilizer in the cane fields. Bellevue is today one of the only distilleries in the world to be able to boast of a positive carbon balance.
Country : Marie-Galante
Name : Distillerie Bellevue-Magalda
Address : Capesterre
Website : www.habitation-bellevue.com
Foundation : 1924