| Barbancourt 5 Star (8 Yr.), 86°, Haiti Rum 750 ml.|
Barbancourt is made directly from sugar cane juice rather than the sugar cane by-product of molasses. This is similar to the alcoholic cachaça beverage of Brazil. Barbancourt's products are highly regarded, having won many tastings and competitions, as well as earning excellent reviews by rum connoisseurs.
Rhum Barbancourt is a well-known rum producing company based in Haiti. Their rums are widely regarded as the best rums produced in the Caribbean and some of the finest in the world. The family business originated in the 1860s, with the product being made from sugar cane juice. Dupré Barbancourt, a Frenchman hailing from the cognac-producing region of Charente emigrated to Haiti where he founded his future company in 1862. After discovering the procedure in making the rum in December of that year, he immediately began selling it for G1.50 (US$0.30) per gallon the next day. In 1952, the now successful company ramped up production, transforming itself from what once was a cottage industry into a major world producer of quality rum.