By 1952 the plant began to produce rum from the sugar cane grown on its own plantation: the Domaine Barbancourt. This allowed the company to grow from a small cottage industry to a proud international exporter, and by the middle of the 1960's Rhum Barbancourt's finest product, the 15 year old Reserve du Domaine was on public sale for the first time.
When Jean passed, Thierry Gardere took over and today, this fourth generation man of the Gardere family leads the company with his commitment to quality, fine natural ingredients, craftsmanship and the unique cognac-based production process that has ensured la Societe du Rhum Barbancourt has grown to become Haiti's leading brand of rum. La Societe du Rhum Barbancourt's now sells its products in 20 countries and employs 250 people. Its wide reaching activities are responsible for the livelihood of 20,000 people. La Societe du Rhum Barbancourt, is one the oldest of Haitian companies, and today they continue to produce the finest rum for connoisseurs in the purest tradition in line with every point of Dupré Barbancourt’s original recipe