In 1862, Dupre Barbancourt, a native of Charente, France, finalized his recipe for a rum that still bears his name. This double distilling method called "Charentaise" was reserved especially for cognac but became destined to be the method for an internationally awarded Rhum recognized around the world.
In 1946, Paul's passing gave the company reins to his son Jean, who managed the company until 1990 when he passed it on to his son Thierry, becoming the 4th generation of the Gardere family to run the company.
The strength of leadership and the desire and pride of the workers have brought Rhum Barbancourt back from the brink and producing the same quality products that it always has. If you haven't tried any of the fine Rhum Barbancourt products, you owe it to yourself to pick up a bottle and enjoy the fruits of this 150 year old recipe. ;o)