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Barbancourt Rum Distillery

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Barbancourt Rum Distillery

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Luc R wrote a review Jan 2019
Montezuma, Costa Rica14 contributions
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
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Vincent Morissette wrote a review Jan 2019
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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.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Swede-Johansen wrote a review Feb 2017
Stockholm, Sweden45 contributions45 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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nick3462016 wrote a review Oct 2016
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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MartinTravelAddict wrote a review Jul 2015
Atlanta, Georgia1607 contributions115 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: January 2015
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