Location: Le Moule, Guadeloupe
The Damoiseau family, owners of the Bellevue distillery in Le Moule, Guadeloupe, have been producing high-quality Rhum Agricole or "agricultural rum" in the best tradition of the French West Indies since 1942.
With a 50% market share, Damoiseau is Guadeloupe's leading Rhum Agricole producer and sells more than 2 million litres per year. 75% of this is consumed in Guadeloupe and the Caribbean.
Further to this success, the Damoiseau company established its own subsidiary, Damoiseau Export, to promote the brand in mainland France and overseas.
In France, Damoiseau Rums are one of the top names in this market segment. Internationally, Damoiseau Export takes a highly responsive and qualitative approach to its distributors, tailoring its products to the requirements of individual markets.
Herve Damoiseau, CEO of Rums Damoiseau
This close collaboration, based on a philosophy of quality and rural authenticity, encourages our importers to capitalise on a dynamic brand.
Process Of Damoiseau's Agricultural Rum
Rhum Blanc or Grappe Blanche (white rum) is produced by fermenting pure cane juice or vesou which is then distilled to about 70° in a column still. After distillation it is stored at a high alcohol concentration in wooden barrels with a capacity of between 10,000 and 60,000 litres for 3 to 6 months.
While the rum matures, the volatile compounds gradually evaporate with the assistance of mixing and aeration.
Before bottling, the final stage of production, Damoiseau Rhum Blanc Agricole is gently diluted to its saleable strength (40°, 50° or 55°) by adding water.
This process guarantees the quality and authenticity sought by Rum enthusiasts.