Chantal Comte, who comes from a family that has now been living in the West Indies for fifty years (since 1964), has a passion for rum to which she was initiated by two great specialists, André Depaz and Paul Hayot.
It was André Depaz, owner of the Montagne Pelée Plantation, who encouraged her to create a profession which didn’t exist at the time for rum but which is common in the world of whisky «whisky blender and bottler».
It was also André Depaz who convinced her to sell some of her «réserves de Château» under the name Chantal Comte, thereby giving her a leg up. Although she puts her name on her blends, because she takes responsibility for them, she always respects the origin and pays tribute to the know-how of the distillers with whom she works and for whom she has great respect and admiration.
She is the owner of the Domaine du Château de la Tuilerie in Nîmes and was the wine grower there until last August. She now devotes all of her time to her work selecting exceptional rums, as she has been doing for thirty years.
CHANTAL COMTE ©Karima M