In 1830 the Habitation “La Grâce” was renamed Habitation Sucrerie Tartane and a few years later became the property of the Emilien Bonneville spouses. The house then has cane plantations, a dwelling house, industrial buildings and a windmill still visible today from the road. In 1880, the old windmill was replaced by a steam engine and the factory, to cope with the sugar crisis of that time, was converted into a distillery.
A few years later, their daughter Clémence, wife of Gaston Hardy des Sources, in turn became the owner of the Distillery then, in 1905, the Habitation was sold to Gaston Hardy who gave it its name “Rhum G Hardy Tartane”. The distillery was devastated twice by fires but was completely restored by his son, also named Gaston, who became the owner in 1955. To strengthen the reputation of Hardy rums, he then created the famous Rhum Paille then applied to renovate and modernize its production tool.
Gaston died in 1990, leaving a distillery that smoked until 1994. If Hardy rum still exists, it is now produced by the Saint-James distillery in Sainte-Marie.
Country : Martinique
Name : Rhum Hardy
Address : Tartane
Website : www.rhum-hardy.com
Fondation : 1830