Dupré Barbancourt, who founded the Barbancourt rum company in 1862, came to Haiti from Charente, which is located in the Cognac region of France. Using double distillation methods, originally used in the production of Cognac in France, he began distilling rum after perfecting his special recipe. Barbancourt was married to Nathalie Gardère, who after Barbancourt’s death took control of the business. Later, on her deathbed, Nathalie Gardère left the company to her nephew Paul Gardère, as she never had children with Dupré Barbancourt. To this day the rum business remains in the Gardére family.
Color: Pale gold, a bit more golden than the 3 star with green shades. A rich and harmonious nose of vanilla and pepper.
Palate: The palate is powerful, smooth, and well- balanced.
Finish: The finish is powerful and complex, with some notes of roasted, cooked fruits (prunes), and citrus fruits compote (orange marmalade).
It is excellent neat, or splash it on the rocks with a zest of lemon to bring out all its subtleties.