I exhibit 16 of the 18 labels of my collection. Other labels differ only in details. Undisplayed labels are variations with minor differences.
Paramount Distillers, Inc.|
In 2004, Paramount Distillers will celebrate 70 years as a proud part of Cleveland's business community. Paramount's history dates back to 1934, when J. F. Moessmer founded the company on W. 106th St. a month after the repeal of Prohibition. Under Moessmer, Paramount was a modest operation, marketing primarily cordials and vodka in Ohio and Iowa. The company prospered and moved to its present site on Berea Road in 1946.
In 1957, Robert Gottesman and Associates purchased the company and instituted an expansion program designed to increase the number of products. With his fresh new approach to marketing, sales grew dramatically.
Since Paramount's modest beginnings on W. 106th, the company has grown to a 120,000 square foot headquarters and the product line has diversified into approximately 150 different items in more than 500 sizes which are sold throughout the world. Paramount is the only Ohio corporation with a distilled spirits plant. Aside from the production area, the facility also houses laboratories, labeling and bottling assembly lines, a print shop and warehouse operations.
Paramount's entry into the wine and champagne business came in 1976 when the company purchased Meier's Wine Cellars in Cincinnati, Ohio's oldest and largest winery. By adding wines to its product line, Paramount broadened its product base, but also added valuable real estate to Paramount's holdings, since Meier's vineyards are located on 200 acres of land on North Bass Island in western Lake Erie.
Here are full texts from the labels
us57: White Label; Ron Superior; Paramount Virgin Island Rum; Forty percent alc by vol (Eighty Proof); Imported Rum; Extra Light and Dry
us58: Gold Label; Ron Superior; Paramount Virgin Island Rum; Forty percent alc by vol (Eighty Proof); Imported Rum; Extra Light and Dry
us56: Ron Superior; Flaming Rum; Paramount Virgin Island Rum; 75.5% alc/vol (151 Proof); 151 Imported Rum West Indies Rum
us86: Gold Label; Ron Superior; Ron Copa Virgin Island Rum; Bottled by Paramount Distillers, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio; Eighty Proof; Imported Rum; Extra Light and Dry
us87: Paramount; Ron Copa Light Finest Quality Rum and Natural Flavors; Colored with Caramel; Finest Quality; 30% Alc/Vol (60 Proof)
us63: Premier; 40% alc/vol (80 Proof); A Premier Spirits Selection; Product of the Virgin Islands; Imported; White Rum White; Imported and bottled by Paramount Distillers, Inc., Cleveland, OH
us60: Eagle Citation West Indies Rum; 40% Alc/Vol (80 Proof); Product of Virgin Islands
us45: White Label Rum; El Caribe; West Indies Rum; 40% Alc/Vol (80 Proof); Imported From Virgin Islands
us46: Gold Label Rum; El Caribe; West Indies Rum; 40% Alc. by Vol. (80 Proof); Imported From Virgin Islands
us47: Flaming Rum; El Caribe 151 Proof Rum; 75.5% Alc. by Vol. (151 Proof); Imported From Virgin Islands
us48: White Label Rum; El Caribe; Virgin Islands Rum; 80 Proof; Imported From West Indies
us69: 3 Islands Authentic Spiced Rum; Virgin Island Rum with Spices & Natural Flavors; 35% Alc/Vol (70 Proof)
us84: Quality Club West Indies Rum; 40% Alc/Vol (80 Proof)
us85: Flannagan's Rum; 40% Alc/Vol (80 Proof); Flannagan's Dublin
us91: Gold Award West Indies Rum; Product of the Virgin Islands; Imported; White Label; Light and dry; 40% Alc/Vol (80 Proof)
us90: Gold Award West Indies Rum; Product of the Virgin Islands; Imported; Gold Label; Light and dry; 40% Alc/Vol (80 Proof)
us_2: Citrus Rum
us_19: Lady Bligh Authentic Spiced Rum
us_292: Lady Bligh Authentic Coconut Rum