It was at the end of the 19th century that the Bielle distillery was founded on the island of Marie Galante in Guadeloupe. Despite having many different owners it continued to evolve with the aim of becoming the second biggest distillery on the island. Ideally located in the heart of the island, they buy their canes from small farmers, which cut them by hand and transport them by ox drawn carts. Canes are bought only during droughts, for reasons of sweetness. The juices are double distilled to refine and strengthen the roundness of the rum. Aged in its own cellars, and in constant search of innovations, Bielle rums have won several awards at the general agricultural competition, particularly in 2016 for two of its old rums.