Ferdinand Poulain, Count de Mauny, a nobleman from Brittany and Councilor of the Court of Appeal of the King of France, arrived in Martinique. He married the daughter of a planter who owned a sugar estate located in Rivière Pilote, on the southern part of the island of Martinique.

This property became the La Mauny domain. In addition to sugar production, they also produced Tafia, a precursor of rum.


When the sugar economy began to show signs of weakness, the plantation decided to focus part of its production on the La Mauny distillery, which went on to develop production of agricultural rum made of pure, fresh sugarcane juice grown on the estate.