Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Rhum Barbancourt and Pango Rhum Join Fun at Miami Rum Renaissance Festival: Rhum Barbancourt Celebrates 150 Years in Business

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 150th year of fine rum than joining the 2012 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival for the first time. The site of a great rum renaissance and resurgence, we were thrilled to be part of this growing celebration, which reported doubled attendance over 2011.



Rhum Barbancourt, the “rum of connoisseurs,” was enjoyed by nearly 9,000 attendees. We served and sampled all of our fine rums: Pango Rhum, White Rhum, 3 Star Rhum Barbancourt (aged four years), 5 Star Rhum Barbancourt (aged eight years) and our Estate Reserve, aged 15 years. Our Pango Rhum was a crowd favorite. We met new friends, new fans and new rum ambassadors, and definitely enjoyed tasting rum from around the globe.

 We are also proud that Thierry Gardere, the fourth generation in his family to manage Rhum Barbancourt, joined us in Miami to showcase the best of Rhum Barbancourt.


We look forward to joining the 2013 Rum Renaissance Festival next April, with more great rum tastings, events and friends, and to continuing our 150th anniversary celebration in style.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Eric Trump Foundation to Feature Magellan Gin & Rhum Barbancourt at 5th Annual Golf Invitational Charity Event

Westchester, NY – Providing a hole in one for the Eric Trump Foundation’s 5th Annual Golf Invitational on Tuesday, Crillon Importers is pleased to serve as liquor sponsor by donating both Magellan Gin and Rhum Barbancourt for the annual charity event, which features 18 holes of golf, a live and silent auction, dinner and entertainment.

Named after the spirit of explorer and adventurer Ferdinand de Magellan, Magellan Gin, The Original Natural Blue GinTM, is handcrafted in small batches using the finest natural exotic botanicals from around the globe. Haiti’s most famous export, Rhum Barbancourt is known as “the rum of connoisseurs” and consists of five distinct rums, all of which will be donated as part of the sponsorship.

“We are delighted to support the Eric Trump Foundation and this fantastic golf tournament with our support and refreshment,” said National Vice President of Sales Mike Yamera, Crillon Importers. “We are committed to our community as well as our business and enjoy good golf, good flavor and a great outreach opportunity.”

The annual event is held at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester, NY recent sponsorships.


About The Eric Trump Foundation

The Eric Trump Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children battling life-threatening or debilitating medical conditions. Through direct personal involvement and financial assistance, the foundation strives to enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being of children and families in need.


About Crillon Importers
Magellan Gin and Rhum Barbancourt are imported and marketed in the United States by Crillon Importers. Located in Paramus, New Jersey, Crillon Importers was founded by legendary spirits marketer Michel Roux. In addition to Magellan Gin and Rhum Barbancourt, Crillon imports a variety of spirit brands including Opal Nera, Absente

Rhum Barbancourt Charts Unprecented Growth in Canada


Montreal – While it may be Haiti’s best-known export, Rhum Barbancourt is fast becoming one of Canada’s favorite imports. The rum, available in five flavors, was launched in Quebec earlier this year and will soon be available in Ontario.

With flavors including Rhum Barbancourt White, Pango Rhum, Rhum Barbancourt Three Star (aged four years), Rhum Barbancourt Five Star (aged eight years) and Rhum Barbancourt Estate Reserve (aged 15 years), Crillon Importers has shipped more than 20,000 bottles to Canadian suppliers, and Rhum Banbancourt Three Star is now available in more than 200 stores in Quebec.

“Rhum Barbancourt is known as ‘the rum of connoisseurs for a reason,” said National Vice President of Sales Mike Yamera, Crillon Importers. “With a refined and versatile taste and experience, it is no surprise that this rum is charming so many people in Canada.”

In addition to the popular Rhum Barbancourt Three Star, Pango Rhum, aged dark rum that is hand-blended with natural mango and pineapple and the latest addition to the Rhum Barbancourt line, is also exceeding expectations in Canada. The younger rums are traditionally used in mixes and cocktails, while the older rums are excellent when sipped like a Cognac.

In addition to rum sales, the Barbancourt Foundation supports numerous nonprofit groups and activities for Haiti, focusing on youth and sports, education, arts and culture, and health.


About Crillon Importers
Rhum Barbancourt is imported and marketed in the United States by Crillon Importers. Located in Paramus, New Jersey, Crillon Importers was founded by legendary spirits marketer Michel Roux. In addition to Rhum Barbancourt, Crillon imports a variety of spirit brands including Opal Nera, Absente “Absinthe Refined,” Pango Rhum and Grande Absente Absinthe Originale. For more information, please visit www.barbancourt.net.
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Haiti Special



Haiti Special:
1 ½ measures pango rhum
1 ½ measures pineapple juice
juice of ½ fresh lime
1 measure Cointreau
crushed ice
cherries and pineapple slice

Shake all except fruit – pour & garnish

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Introducing Pango Rhum, A one-of-a-kind flavored aged dark rum from the makers of Rhum Barbancourt

LEGENDARY SPIRITS INNOVATOR MICHEL ROUX INVENTS YET ANOTHER PIONEER BRAND

New York, NY – Michel Roux of Crillon Importers and Thierry Gardere of Rhum Barbancourt recently announced the U.S. launch of Pango Rhum, an ultra-premium aged dark Rum made directly from 100% sugar cane juice, hand blended with natural pineapple, mango and a secret Haitian spice. The first line extension from Rhum Barbancourt in over 30 years!

Michel Roux, the master of redefining the cutting edge who introduced the United States to ABSOLUT Vodka, single-handedly invented Bombay Sapphire Gin and Stolichnaya Vodka's popular flavor portfolio, once again breaks new ground in creating Pango Rhum. "The Rum category has been complacent for some time, offering "me too" products or products with perceived quality through marketing gimmicks. So we wanted to create something so extraordinary, built on the award winning substance of Rhum Barbancourt, it would speak to both rum connoisseurs and younger cutting edge consumers alike. I'm not only confident we've created one of the world's best flavored Rums, but also one of my crowning achievements in this industry," states Chairman, Michel Roux. Thierry Gardere, Brand Owner of Rhum Barbancourt, states, "The relationship with Crillon Importers not only enables us to expand our portfolio of high-end Rum brands in the United States, but also provides employment opportunities at the
distillery here in Haiti due to the increasing demand for Rhum Barbancourt. We have been witnessing Michel Roux's dynamic brand-building capabilities first hand and look forward to continuing our successful enterprise."

What makes Pango Rhum so superior? Rather than using molasses, which is the common ingredient used for making most Rums, Pango Rhum is made directly from locally grown sugar cane. The 100% pure sugar cane juice, pressed from hand cut cane, is distilled twice in copper pot stills. It is then barrel aged in white Limousin oak barrels imported from France. The aged dark Rum is then hand blended with natural pineapple, mango and a secret spice. This process yields distinctively unique and refreshing Rum, bursting with flavor. The unparalleled vibrancy, character and quality of Pango Rhum are truly indicative of the superior ingredients and production process.

Pango Rhum can be enjoyed straight on the rocks with a twist of lime, or with a splash of cola and lime. You can also enjoy our signature drink, The "Pango Tango." Pour 2oz of Pango Rhum into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Add 1 oz of cola, 1 oz of soda water or seltzer and a splash of fresh lime juice. We recommend garnishing this incredibly delicious drink with a lime wedge. You can also compliment any of your favorite cocktails with Pango Rhum. Pango Rhum is a soothing 70 proof, a perfect balance between the luscious Rum taste and natural fruit and spice flavors. One taste and you'll understand why Rhum Barbancourt has been honored with awards and accolades for over a century and has emerged as the "Rum of connoisseurs."

Pango Rhum was rolled-out nationally and was made available in most US markets by end of 2006/ beginning of 2007. Pango Rhum is available in the 750ml size for the suggested retail price of $16.99 and is available in the 50ml size.
Pango Rhum is imported and marketed in the United States by Crillon Importers. Located in Paramus, New Jersey, Crillon Importers was founded by legendary spirits marketer Michel Roux. In addition to Pango Rhum, Crillon imports a variety of spirit brands including Rhum Barbancourt, Absente, Absinthe Refined, Grande Absente, Absinthe Originale and Magellan Gin.

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