E. C. Oxenham & Cy. Ltd|
E. C. Oxenham & Cy. Ltd
In 1932, first-generation Mauritius-born Edward Clark Oxenham founded the company that bears his name, and started producing wine from imported raisins.
The smallness of the market, the island’s plantation economy, and Edward Clark Oxenham’s untimely death in 1948 did not make things easy for the Company, which first survived, and then slowly began to prosper, by sheer dint of hard work and perseverance.
The key turning point for both Mauritius and the Company came in the 1960s, when the country’s economy began to diversify into export-oriented manufacturing industry, and the Oxenham family’s first full-fledged oenologist graduated from the university of Dijon in France. Today, the family counts no fewer than three oenologists, all from the university of Dijon.
1964 - The Company starts producing wine from pure grape-juice concentrate of
such noble varietals as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault, imported from various
parts of the world.
1982 - The Company starts importing and distributing wine from South Africa, as Sole Importers and Distributors of Bellingham wines.
1985 - The Company starts importing and distributing wine from France, as Sole Importers and Distributors of Antonin Rodet wines.
1987 - The Company obtains its Distiller Bottler licence and starts producing brandy, rum and other spirits.
1988 - The Company starts importing and distributing Scotch whisky, as Sole Importers and Distributors of Whyte & Mackay.
1989 - The Company moves from its old and now rather cramped premises in Port Louis to its new headquarters along the Saint Jean - Phoenix motorway.
2000 - The Company obtains its ISO 9002 certification.
Here are full texts from the labels
mu6: Fregate Light Rum; 700 ml; 40% vol; Manufactured and Bottled by E.C.Oxenham & Co. Ltd., Mauritius
mu7: Fregate Rum Superior; 700 ml; 40% vol; Manufactured and Bottled by E.C.Oxenham & Co. Ltd., Mauritius