Among the independent rum bottlers you'll find Chantal Comte. Chantal Comte specializes in bottling French rhum agricole only, and the company operates only with rum based on Martinique and Guadeloupe.
The brand is named after the owner - Chantal Comte. Ms. Chantal was born in Morocco in to a family with ancestry to the Caribbean islands. She began her career in the industry as a winemaker in the early 80s in southern France, but found her call in Martinique, where she was inspired by their unique rums.
Her early mentors in rhum agricole are said to be André Depaz and Paul Hayot, and when she started blending rum, it was from a philosophy of displaying rhum from particular vintages that even had to be bottled by the natural alcohol strength. Chantal must be said to be a true innovator and many years ahead of her time, when she 35 years ago started to bottle rhum agricole under the name "Chantal Comte".