Rhum Barbancourt is a rum producing company based in Haiti. The family business originated in the 1860s, with the product being made from sugar cane juice. DuprT Barbancourt discovered the procedure to make the rum on 15 December 1862, and began selling it for G1.50 (US$0.30) per gallon the next day. In 1952, the company ramped up production, turning from a cottage industry into a major world producer of rum. Barbancourt exclusively makes rhum agricole (agricultural rum), meaning the rum is made directly from sugar cane juice rather than the sugar cane by-product of molasses. Its products are highly regarded, having won many tastings and competitions. Its Estate RTserve is aged for 15 years. Barbancourt's rums are marketed in 20 countries and Barbancourt is among Haiti's best known companies internationally. The sugar cane used to produce the juice used to distill Barbancourt's rum is grown on plantations owned directly by the company.