New Zealand

South Pacific Distillery, Queenstown

Roaring Forties Rum
Roaring Forties Rum
Roaring Forties Overproof Rum
Roaring Forties Overproof Rum
Roaring Forties Overproof Rum
Roaring Forties Overproof Rum

I exhibit 3 of the 6 labels of my collection. Other labels differ only in details. Undisplayed labels are variations with minor differences.


History

South Pacific Distillery was incorporated November of 1982, in Queenstown, New Zealand. Established in Kelvin Heights, in somewhat humble beginnings, this being a converted garage.

The first seven years were dedicated to research and experimentation, until the products were to the exact taste, colour, and consistency, which now deserve the "Roaring Forties", label.

In 1997, Nelson was chosen as the ideal location, and with the purchase of the historic Anchor Shipping & Foundry Co. Ltd. building, the company began its expansion program.

South Pacific Distillery has built and installed a large Rum Distillation plant,which is now producing a very high quality Rum. To compliment this, a large grain distillery, designed and built by Jacob Carl of Germany, has also been installed. A bottling plant, which will fill, cap, and label up to 3,000 bottles per hour, is also on premise.

[Source: Company's web site, cit. 2002]


Here are full texts from the labels

nz16: 40% alc/vol; 1,125 Litres; Roaring Forties Rum; Distilled and bottled by South Pacific Distillery, New Zealand, Queenstown, No 9 Cypress Court

nz36: 57.5% alc/vol; 1.125 Litres; Roaring Forties Overproof Rum; Oak aged; Distilled and bottled by South Pacific Distillery, Nelson, N.Z.

nz17: 57,5% alc/vol; 1,125 Litres; Roaring Forties Overproof Rum; Distilled and bottled by South Pacific Distillery, No 9 Cypress Court, Queenstown, New Zealand, Phone 03 4428896


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