The Antilles have been home to Chantal Comte’s family since 1964. Chantal Comte was initiated into the world of rum by two great Martinican specialists, André Depaz and Paul Hayot, and she has been absolutely passionate about rum ever since.
It was André Depaz, owner of the Mount Pelée plantation in Martinique, who pushed her to create a craft which did not yet exist in the rum trade, but which is common in the world of whiskey: that of blender and bottler.
It was also André Depaz who got Chantal Comte started in the trade, by convincing her to distribute some of his special reserve rum under her own name. Chantal Comte signs her blends because she is proud of them, but she always respects their origin, and highlights the know-how of the distillers with whom she works, and for whom she has great respect and admiration.
Owner of the Château de la Tuilerie wine estate in Nîmes (southern France), where she was the master winemaker until 2012, Chantal Comte now devotes herself entirely to selecting exceptional rums, her vocation for 35 years.
Chantal Comte ©Karima M