Barbancourt Rum Distillery

Barbancourt Rum Distillery, Port-au-Prince: Address, Phone Number, Barbancourt Rum Distillery Reviews: 4/5

Barbancourt Rum Distillery
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Luc R
Montezuma, Costa Rica14 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
No ware to make reservation did a bit of research and found they where open on Fridays. Paid for a taxi to get us there about 20-30 minutes from the hotel got there to be told we needed to make a reservation told we tried and was told they where open on Fridays. The gentlemen that greeted us where extremely rude They refused to let us in and extremely rude. When i told them we where from Canada and would love to see it his response is comme back another time Of course we will just jump into a plane and fly for a visit Not recommended for sure
Written 15 January 2019
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Vincent Morissette
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Friends
We found no way to make a reservation at the distillery. We saw comments saying that it was opened on friday so we went there yesterday Friday January 11th. Other comments said that people that got there and then asked for a visit we're kindly accepted. We decided to do the same. When we arrived at the distillery they didn't want to let us in saying we should come back at another occasion saying it was in reconstruction. We asked if we could just get a look in there, our driver asked if we could just see the manufacture quickly. They did not want to hear us out.
Pretty disappointed by the distillery, a really bad service and not the kindest reception.
Written 12 January 2019
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Swede-Johansen
Stockholm, Sweden46 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
I arranged the visit directly with the Barbancourt destillery. The Barbancourt employee that I had contact with was very friendly and helpful. I also know that for example the Decameron resort arranges bus tours to the destillery.

It can be hard to find, but it is the road next after, or before depending on which way you are travelling from, the Ministry of Agriculture. There is a big Barbancourt commercial sign where the road leading to the distillery is located.

The tour lasted about 2 hours with the tasting. The guide was professional and answered questions in a detailed way.The tour was in French, but you are able to ask the guide questions in English.

The whole process, from the unloading of the sugercanes to the final rum product was included in the tour.

After the tour there was a degestion of all the Barbancourt rums (not the 150 cuvee ans though) together with snacks. They also provided water bottles during the tasting. If you wanted to mix the rum there also was available juice.

The last stop was at the shop there you could buy rum and rum glasses etcetera.
The eight years old rum is at 17 USD and the fifteen years old is at 45 USD.
Also they have a special edition that I think only is available at the destillery. It is a anniversery edition called the "150 cuvee ans". This rum is sold for 300 USD. The bottle is really beautiful and if I understood it right it consists of matured rum that was saved from the barrels that were destroyed after the earthquake in 2010. The bouquet and taste are said to be unique.

My personnel favourite is the fifteen year old. It is a really good rum.
Written 14 February 2017
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nick3462016
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
The staff there were really fantastic. It's important to know the distillery is shut down for three months over summer until November every year for maintainence. If you're going to buy rhum there, take American dollars. They'll take gourdes too, but not happily.

You'll definitely need a driver to take you out there - it's a long way from anything. I'd suggest Marco (+50937203108; maclinypierre74@yahoo.fr); when they were closed he negotiated getting us in for a limited tour despite being turned away twice.
Written 29 October 2016
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Martin H
Atlanta, GA1,601 contributions
Jan 2015
I have to confess that my favorite rum in all the world comes from Haiti. It is the 15-year aged Barbancourt, which is distilled near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. You can in fact get a tour of this fascinating place. And I was allowed to take photos (with the exception of their lab/development area). The staff was friendly and the person who gave us the complete tour spoke good English and seemed to enjoy his work and his employers. The most interesting part of the tour to me was the aging process for the rum (rhum) from the initial distillation through the various stages. All the while the product is aged in oak barrels from France. Highly recommended attraction if you are a fan of Caribbean rum.
Written 2 July 2015
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Adrian Duran
Cap-Haitien, Haiti369 contributions
Dec 2014 • Solo
In a country like Haiti, I never expect that they have this kind of a great Rum, It was really great, you can purchase a box of 6 at Haiti's International airport to bring to your mother country, to proved it, it was a great gift back home for your friends, Barbancourt Rum has a lot of classification, the 15 years was absolutely one of a kind, 5 star too has also the best, 3 star and the flavored rhum are also good and less cost,. it is perfect for any Rum cocktail specially pinacolada and rhum sour. International level of taste. Great Rhum..
Written 24 April 2015
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Anniemarieruby
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
I liked walking around and seeing how the rum is made. No idea of our "safety" rules here and that is very refreshing. Huge barrels and tasting of their great rum.
Written 20 March 2015
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sakaj
miami6 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
one of the oldest in the Caribbean and one of the best or the best rum in the region or the world got to visit got to buy the rum specially the reserved du domaine its like a good old expensive French Cognac
Written 17 March 2015
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Jason H
Denver, CO7 contributions
Jun 2013 • Business
Best rum on the planet bar none.

I was deployed with the United States Army during Operation Uphold Democracy May 31= November 1995. Drank Barbancourt on several occasions while ¨¨in country¨¨ It is delicious rum with Coca Cola. The classic Cuba Libre drink world famous in Cuba.
It is made out of sugar cane! Delicious.
The 5 star rhum is aged 12 years.

BEST RHUM in the entire world.
Written 25 May 2014
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Maxime C
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Its very beautiful. The last month I was with some friends at Petion ville and Delmas at Turgeau. We had so much fun. I'm patient to return
Written 27 January 2014
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