Age 15 years.Selected from the private stock of the Gardere family, a limited quantity is relaeased each year and made available to connoisseurs. The "cognac of rums" The Rhum Barbancourt plant was founded in 1862 by the Gardere family and thus began the distillation of the world?s finest Haitan rum. Rhum Barbancourt is a superior premium dark rum distilled twice in copper pot stills. It is them barrel aged in white oak barrels. Unlike other island rums, Barbancourt is made directly from sugar can juice, pressed from hand-cut locally grown cane.