Virgin Islands (U.S.)

A. H. Riise

White Old St. Croix
White Old St. Croix
Gold Old St. Croix
Gold Old St. Croix
Degustační adventní kalendář
Degustační adventní kalendář
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A.H. Riise X.O. Reserve Rum
A.H. Riise X.O. Reserve Rum
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A.H. Riise X.O. Sauternes Cask Rum
A.H. Riise X.O. Sauternes Cask Rum
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A.H. Riise X.O. 175 Years Anniversary
A.H. Riise X.O. 175 Years Anniversary
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A.H. Riise X.O. Ambre d'Or
A.H. Riise X.O. Ambre d
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A.H. Riise X.O. Kong Haakon Rum
A.H. Riise X.O. Kong Haakon Rum
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A.H. Riise X.O. Port Cask Rum
A.H. Riise X.O. Port Cask Rum
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A.H.Riise Christmas Rum
A.H.Riise Christmas Rum
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A.H.Riise X.O. Reserve The Thin Blue Line Denemark
A.H.Riise X.O. Reserve The Thin Blue Line Denemark
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A.H. Riise Copenhagen
A.H. Riise Copenhagen
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Royal Danish Navy Rum
Royal Danish Navy Rum
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A.H.Riise Frogman Rum
A.H.Riise Frogman Rum
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Royal Danish Navy Rum 55
Royal Danish Navy Rum 55
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Fregatten Jylland
Fregatten Jylland
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Family Reserve Solera 1838 Rum
Family Reserve Solera 1838 Rum
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A.H. Riise Non Plus Ultra Very Rare Rum
A.H. Riise Non Plus Ultra Very Rare Rum
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A.H.Riise Non Plus Ultra Sauternes Cask
A.H.Riise Non Plus Ultra Sauternes Cask
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A.H.Riise Non Plus Ultra Black edition
A.H.Riise Non Plus Ultra Black edition
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A.H.Riise Platinum Reserve
A.H.Riise Platinum Reserve
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Black Barrel Nawy Spiced Rum
Black Barrel Nawy Spiced Rum
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A.H. Riise Rum Cleam
A.H. Riise Rum Cleam
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A.H. Riise Royal Danish Navy Bitter
A.H. Riise Royal Danish Navy Bitter
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A.H. Riise Centennial Celebration Rum
A.H. Riise Centennial Celebration Rum
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A.H. Riise X.O. Reseve
A.H. Riise X.O. Reseve

I exhibit 3 of the 4 labels of my collection. Other labels differ only in details. Undisplayed labels are variations with minor differences.

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A.H. Riise X.O. Reseve Christmas Rum


History

After a severe hurricane ravaged St. Thomas in 1837, Copenhagen granted an exclusive license to Albert Heinrich Riise to dispense retail drugs on the Danish island.

In 1913, the Riise family business was sold to Olaf Poulsen, a pharmacist from Copenhagen. Four years later, the Virgin Islands were bought by the United States. In 1928, Isaac Paiewonsky purchased the Riise company. After World War II, his wife Charlotte and his sons Ralph and Isidor expanded the business and its products even further-becoming "the" place to shop in the islands. In 1961, Ralph Paiewonsky left the family business to become governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Today, A. H. Riise Gifts and Liquor Store is run by Charlotte and Isaac's daughter, Avna Paiewonsky Cassinelli, and her sons, Sebastiano and Filippo.

These custom rums are distilled by the Cruzan Rum Distillery Company, Ltd., and then blended by A. H. Riise.


A company rich in history and tradition, A.H. Riise first opened its doors as the A.H. Riise Apothecary in 1838.

[Source: CrewDiscount.com, cit. 2006]


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Here are full texts from the labels

vi1: Light; White; Old St. Croix; Reg. US pat. off; Brand; The world's Columbian Exhibition Chicago 1893; fine Virgin Islands Rum; Distilled in the Virgin Islands by Est'd 1838; A.H. Riise Distillers Co.; 750 ml; 40% alc/vol (80 Proof); This brand was awarded the centennial medal with diploma at the Chicago Exhibition in 1893 for excelence

vi8: Dark; Gold; Old St. Croix; Reg. US pat. off; Brand; The world's Columbian Exhibition Chicago 1893; fine Virgin Islands Rum; Distilled in the Virgin Islands by Est'd 1838; A.H. Riise Distillers Co.; 750 ml; 40% alc/vol (80 Proof); This brand was awarded the centennial medal with diploma at the Chicago Exhibition in 1893 for excelence

vi_78: A.H. Riise; 24x

vi_57: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; X.O. Reseve Rum; Super premium single barrel rum; Distilled for, agged and bottled by Dansk-Vestindisk Rom Kompagni; Bottle Number 313; Cask: 9; Batch: 1; Bottling date: 15.04.13; Volume - ml 700; Alc by vol % 40; Approved by A.H. Riise; Product of West Indies

vi_62: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; X.O. Reseve Rum; Limited Edition; Sauternes Cask Rum; Distilled for, agged and bottled by Dansk-Vestindisk Rom Kompagni; Bottle Number 001; Vintage: 2013; Volume - ml 700; Alc by vol % 42; Approved by A.H. Riise; Product of West Indies

vi_63: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; X.O. Reseve Rum; Limited Edition Rum; 175 Years Anniversary; 1835 - 2013; Distilled for, agged and bottled by Dansk-Vestindisk Rom Kompagni; Bottle Number 0001/5000; Volume - ml 700; Alc by vol % 42; Approved by A.H. Riise; Product of West Indies

vi_79: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; X.O. Ambre d'Or; Limited Edition Rum

vi_64: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; X.O. Royal Reseve Rum; Spicial Edition Rum; Kong Haakon Rum; Distilled for, agged and bottled by Dansk-Vestindisk Rom Kompagni; Bottle Number 001; Batch Number: 001; Volume - ml 700; Alc by vol % 42; Approved by A.H. Riise; Product of West Indies

vi_65: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; X.O. Reseve Rum; Limited Edition; Port Cask Finish Rum; Distilled for, agged and bottled by Dansk-Vestindisk Rom Kompagni; Bottle Number 001; Vintage: 2014; Volume - ml 700; Alc by vol % 45; Approved by A.H. Riise; Product of West Indies

vi_69: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; X.O. Christmas Rum

vi_70: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; X.O. Reserve Rum; Special Edition Rum; The Thin Blue Line Denemark; Stot Dansk Politi

vi_68: A.H. Riise Copenhagen; Gold Medal Rum; Special Edition Rum; En Nordske Industri; Landbrurgs & Kunstudstilling, 1 Kjobenhavn 1888; La Gourmandie Rhumerie

vi_58: Royal Danish Navy Rum; Est 1838; A.H. Riise; St. Thomas, W.I.; Copenhagen Denmark; 70 cl; 40% vol

vi_71: Royal Danish Navy Frogman Rum; A.H.Riise St. Thomas, W.I.; Copenhagen Denmark; 70 cl; 58% vol

vi_59: Royal Danish Navy Rum; Est 1838; A.H. Riise; St. Thomas, W.I.; Copenhagen Denmark; 70 cl; 55% vol; Navy Strength; Original

vi_76: Fregatten Jylland Danish Nawy Rum; Est 1838; A.H. Riise; St. Thomas, W.I.; Copenhagen Denmark; 35 cl; 45% vol;

vi_60: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; Family Reserve Solera 1838 Rum

vi_61: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; Non Plus Ultra Very Rare Rum

vi_72: A.H.Riise Non Plus Ultra Sauternes Cask; Est 1888

vi_73: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; Non Plus Ultra Very Rare Rum

vi_75: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; Platinum Reserve; St. Thomas, West Indies; Copenhagen, Denmark

vi_74: Black Barrel Nawy Spiced Rum

vi_66: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; Rum Clear Liqueur; Made with fresh cream an X.O. Rum; 70 cl e; 7% vol

vi_67: Royal Danish Navy Westindian Bitter; Est 1838; A.H. Riise; St. Thomas, W.I.; Copenhagen, Denmark; 70 cl; 32% vol

vi_77: A.H. Riise Centennial Celebration Rum; Est. 1838; Celebrating the 100 th. Anniversary of the Transfer of the Danish Westindies to the United States of America; 1917-2017

vi19: A.H. Riise X.O. Reseve; Super Premium Single Barrel Rum; Bottle number: 176; Cask: 13; Batch: 1; Bottling Date: 15.4.2013; Volume - ml: 700; Alc by vol. %: 40; Distilled for, Agged and Bottled for Dansk-Vestindisk Rom Kompagni; Approved by A.H. Riise; Product of West Indies

vi~7: A.H. Riise; Est 1838; X.O. Reseve Rum; Limited Edition; Christmas Rum; Distilled for, agged and bottled by Dansk-Vestindisk Rom Kompagni; Bottle Number 85; Vintage 2012; Volume - ml 700; Alc by vol % 40; Approved by A.H. Riise; Product of West Indies


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