Canada

Hiram Walker & Sons

Government House White Rum
Government House White Rum
Government House Amber Rum
Government House Amber Rum
Culinary Rum
Culinary Rum
Coco Rum
Coco Rum

I exhibit 4 of the 7 labels of my collection. Other labels differ only in details. Undisplayed labels are variations with minor differences.


History

Gooderham & Worts now is a satellite plant of the massive Hiram Walker Resources (net income for its last nine months was $3 million). The oldest and once largest distillery in Canada functions with updated technology and modernized safety features, but otherwise remarkably little has changed. The old steam powerhouse still runs the distillery and provides heat for all the buildings. Spirits still age in barrels and the original wooden pipe brings cooling water from the lake. The dignity of the old plant has drooped a bit in the hierarchy of distilleries; instead of whiskey, it now produces rum and industrial alcohol.

In 1832 Muddy York had a population of 6,100 when two Englishmen, William Gooderham and his brother-in-law James Worts, established a flour mill operation. [...] within seven years whiskey sales reached an astonishing 241,000 litres a year.

[...] the plant is making Maraca Rum only four to six months of the year.

[Source: Carry Fagan in Metropolitan Businesss Journal, Vol. 75, No.6, July/August 1985, p.48]


Here are full texts from the labels

ca90: Government House White Rum - Rhum Blanc; Blended & Bottled under government supervision - Melange et embouteille sous la surveillance du gouvernement; Hiram Walker & Sons, Limited, Walkerville, Ontario, Canada; 750 mL, 40% alc/vol

ca93: Government House Amber Rum - Rhum Ambre; Blended & Bottled under government supervision - Melange et embouteille sous la surveillance du gouvernement; Hiram Walker & Sons, Limited, Walkerville, Ontario, Canada; 750 mL, 40% alc/vol

ca74: Hiram Walker Culinary Rum; 40% alc/vol; 200 ml

ca70: Hiram Walker Coco Rum; A blend of Puerto Rican and other rums, Coconat & other Natural Flavor; 24% alc/vol; 1.75 Liters


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