Bahamas Distillers Ltd., Nassau
Ole Nassau Chick Charney Light Rum
Ole Nassau Chick Charney Gold Rum
Ole Nassau Jack Malantan
Ole Nassau Yer No
I exhibit 4 of the 5 labels of my collection. Other labels differ only in details. Undisplayed labels are variations with minor differences.
Ole Nassau Rums|
Company was established in year 1729.
The Legend Of The Chick Charney
Like the Irish Leprechaun,
The chick Charney is our sprite.
He brings good luck to man & woman;
sleep in silk cotton tree come night.
Some say Chick Charney save de slaves,
Some say he jus a guess,
Some claim he live in Andros,
Das why he take no mess!
Chick Charney like tiny bird,
He gat dem great big eyes.
Sometimes he make some mischief-
Depends on what he spy!
So be careful! Watch your back!
An don cha do no wrong,
Cause when Chick Charney ready,
He sure could do you harm!
The Legend Of The Jack Malantan
Jack Malantan is a mythical and folkloric character whose history is based in Africa. Jack Malantan sleeps for half a month, during the moon shine period and is awake during the dark nights period. When he is awake, it is believed that he has mystical powers which strike fear in the hearts of children and grown-ups alike.
Before going crabbing in the dark of night, the grown-ups told the children of Jack Malantan so they would be too afraid to venture into the night. The grown-ups would be too afraid to venture into the night. The grown-ups would then enjoy a 3fun filled2, 3children-free2 night of revelry and brag about how many baskets of crabs they caught. Of course this was the time when most children were conceived and during the moonlight they were born.
The Legend Of The Yer Ho'
There is a dreadlocked creature which roams the islands- an awesome, red-lipped, raven- beaked, ten-foot tall creature with white eye sockets staring from a black-masked face. He is the wise, yet shy Yer Ho', endowed with the powers of his Mexican ancestors and a life span three times that of a human. He cavorts with supernatural spirits and his keen senses and lightning-like speed keep him out of human sights.
Born from the Hamatsa Indian culture of N.W. Mexico, this bird-man crossed the waters to make his hideaway in the dense pine forests of The Bahamas. If you're lucky enough to see him crouching among the pine trees, catch him! All it takes is one touch and you'll be blessed with long life, wealth and power.
Here are full texts from the labels
bs7: Since 1729; Ole Nassau; 80 Proof; Chick Charney; Bahamian Style Light Rum; 235 ml; Produced and bottled by Bahamasa Distillers Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas
bs9: Since 1729; Ole Nassau; 80 Proof; Chick Charney; Bahamian Style Gold Rum; 235 ml; Produced and bottled by Bahamasa Distillers Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas
bs10: Ole Nassau; Since 1729; 235 ml; 80 Proof; Jack Malantan; 5 Year Old Special Reserve; Bahamian Style Rum; Bahamasa Distillers Ltd.
bs11: Ole Nassau; Since 1729; 235 ml; 80 Proof; Yer No'; 7 Year Old Rum; Bahamian Style Rum; Bahamasa Distillers Ltd.