Cellar Master - Trois Rivières- Maison La Mauny - Martinique
Daniel Baudin is born in 1962 in Fort-de-France, in the district of Redoute. He obtains his scientific diploma at the Séminaire Collège but his studies are interrupted by military service in 1982, which change his career forever. While serving his duty, he also attends evening classes in the agri-food sector. Intrigued by this world and after his time in the army, Daniel changes direction and enrolls at the Lycée de Trinité, where he obtains his BTS (Bachelor of Tourism Studies).
In 1985, he is offered a position as laboratory manager at the Bacardi distillery, where he becomes responsible for storage, ageing, laboratory analysis and rum export. This opportunity allows him to study alongside a Master Blender -Jaiker Soto Bravo- and learns the crucial art of tasting. In 1994, Bellonnie & Bourdillon Successeurs acquires Trois Rivières, and Daniel oversees the transfer of the bottling line and several Trois Rivières cellars from Fort-de-France to Rivière-Pilote.
In 2018, Trois Rivières VSOP wins the prestigious award for the best rum in the world at the International Wine & Spirit Competition and in London, the Innovation Award of the Martinique Regional Agri-Food Cluster in the "Terroir" category for the creation of the Maison La Mauny Ratafia in 2019. In 2020, he receives the award for best rum producer and best spirits producer in the world at the IWSC.
With nearly 30 years of experience in the world of rum, over a hundred vintages created and a tasting technique he developed on his own, Daniel Baudin is now educating the next generation in the mastery and technique required to produce some of the world's finest rums.