A family history
Nestled in a fertile valley in the southwestern region of Mauritius lies the famous Rhumerie de Chamarel. This exquisite distillery is located near the “Terres de Couleurs de Chamarel”, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Mauritius. On the way to the rum factory, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of vast sugar cane plantations interspersed with tropical fruits like pineapple.
Chamarel Distillery has a rich history deeply rooted in the Mauritian tradition of rum making. Chamarel Distillery is one of the youngest distilleries in Mauritius. In 1996, the Couacaud family bought the Domaine de l’Exil in Chamarel, where sugar cane is the main activity and is grown on 220 hectares. After several years of reflection, the family decided in 2008 to build the distillery from scratch, with the sole aim of producing pure rum from sugar cane juice obtained exclusively from the plantations of the farm. Soon the next generation joined the team and today the two older brothers run the company. Thus, a great passion for rum was born at the Chamarel distillery.
Our rum is distilled in small batches so we can closely monitor the process and ensure the highest quality. We use a combination of copper stills and distillation columns to create a unique blend of tastes and aromas that are truly unforgettable.
However, our commitment to quality does not end with the distillation process. We carefully age our rum in oak barrels, allowing it to develop a rich and complex flavor profile that is sure to please even the most discerning palates.