Location: Mosel, Germany
In 1799, the French physician and natural scientist, Aimé Bonpland, embarked on an epoch-making journey of discovery through America, together with Alexander von Humboldt, known as the German Columbus. Bonpland’s notes and discoveries are to thank for the thousands of new plant species and animal genera.
Bonpland, who later tended Napoleon’s imperial gardens and taught as a professor in Argentina, summarised his findings in literary form. His drive for new discoveries in both the old and the new world, makes Aimé Bonpland the namesake of a rum that connects the greatest treasures of distant distilleries, with the artistry of old German craftsmanship.
Bonpland Rums are distilled in the new world and aged/blended carefully by Master Blender, Andreas Vallendar, at his 200 year old distillery. He is now the 5th generation of this distillery, founded in 1824 in the Tri-Border, Mosel region of where Germany meets Luxembourg and France.