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Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's

Antigua and Barbuda

I exhibit 8 of the 17 labels of my collection. Other labels differ only in details. Undisplayed labels are variations with minor differences.

Rum labels

Cavalier Antigua Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag3)
Cavalier Antigua Rum

Cavalier Antigua Rum

102 x 116 mm (4" x 4.6")
Cavalier Antigua Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag4)
Cavalier Antigua Rum

Cavalier Antigua Rum

101 x 117 mm (4" x 4.6")
Cavalier Antigua Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag9)
Cavalier Antigua Rum

Cavalier Antigua Rum

101 x 116 mm (4" x 4.6")
Cavalier Antigua Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag13)
Cavalier Antigua Rum

Cavalier Antigua Rum

102 x 116 mm (4" x 4.6")
Cavalier Antigua Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag_15)
Cavalier Antigua Rum

Cavalier Antigua Rum

www.ministryofrum.com, Ministry of Rum
English Harbour Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag_14)
English Harbour Rum

English Harbour Rum

www.ronesdelmundo.com
English Harbour Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag_13)
English Harbour Rum

English Harbour Rum

www.ronesdelmundo.com
Premium English Harbour Antigua Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag11)
Premium English Harbour Antigua Rum

Premium English Harbour Antigua Rum

102 x 116 mm (4" x 4.6")
English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag12)
English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum

English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum

101 x 129 mm (4" x 5.1")
English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag17)
English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum

English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum

126 x 82 mm (5" x 3.2")
Cavalier Extra Old Antigua Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag_18)
Cavalier Extra Old Antigua Rum

Cavalier Extra Old Antigua Rum

English Harbour Reserve - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag_17)
English Harbour Reserve

English Harbour Reserve

Cavalier Extra Old Antigua Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag15)
Cavalier Extra Old Antigua Rum

Cavalier Extra Old Antigua Rum

126 x 77 mm (5" x 3")
English Harbour Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag_16)
English Harbour Rum

English Harbour Rum

www.ministryofrum.com, Ministry of Rum
Kokocaribe Coconut Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag_10)
Kokocaribe Coconut Rum

Kokocaribe Coconut Rum

www.antiguadistillery.com
Nut Power Reload Peanut Rum Cream - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag_11)
Nut Power Reload Peanut Rum Cream

Nut Power Reload Peanut Rum Cream

www.antiguadistillery.com

Rum bottles

English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum - Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's (ag~1)
English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum

English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum


History

In the early 19th century, the first rum's produced in Antigua were concocted by individual estate owners using crude "Pot Sills" to distill their home brews. But even in those rollicking days, Antigua Rum was known for it's lightness and rather elegant flavour.

With the demise of of rum production on the estates in the early 20th century, the trade shifted to individual rum shops whose owners concocted their own blends and sold them under colourful names like Red Cock, House and Silver Leaf. In 1932 a number of these rum shop owners joined together to form the Antigua Distillery Ltd.

In the early days the company sold two types of rum and an aged "mature" rum known as Caballero Rum. In 1934 the Company purchased a number of estates and a sugar factory and began to produce its own molasses. The factory produced a very high quality and distinctive grocery sugar known as Mucovado.

The residue of this sugar, known as muscovado molasses, contained a wonderfully pleasant sugar flavour and was used to produce the Company's first bottled product in the early 1950's; a unique full-bodied aged rum called Cavalier Muscovado Rum.

In the 1960's there was a world wide shift in consumer preferences towards lighter bodied spirits. In recognition of this trend, the Company changed its distillation process to produce a much lighter-bodied rum. Thus, Cavalier Antigua Rum was born.

[Source: Company's web site, cited 2003]


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Here are full texts from the labels

ag3: Cavalier Antigua Rum; 750 ml; 86 proof, 43% alc/vol; A rafined and Mellow Rum; Product of Antigua, West Indies; Distilled, blended & bottled by The Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's, Antigua, West Indies

ag4: Cavalier Antigua Rum; 750 ml; 86 proof; A rafined and Mellow Rum; Product of Antigua, West Indies; Distilled, blended & bottled by The Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's, Antigua, W.I.; Aged 5 years

ag9: Cavalier Antigua Rum; 1 litre; 86 proof, 43% alc/vol; A rafined and Mellow Rum; Product of Antigua, West Indies; Distilled, blended & bottled by The Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's, Antigua, West Indies

ag13: Cavalier Antigua Rum; 1 litre; 151 proof, 75.5 alc/vol; A rafined and Mellow Rum; Product of Antigua, West Indies; Distilled, blended & bottled by The Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's, Antigua, West Indies

ag_15: Cavalier Antigua Rum; 1 litre; 151 proof, 75.5 alc/vol; A rafined and Mellow Rum; The Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's, Antigua, West Indies

ag_14: English Harbour Rum; 40% alc/vol; 70 cl

ag_13: English Harbour Rum; 3 years

ag11: Premium English Harbour Antigua Rum; Distilled, blended & bottled by The Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's, Antigua, West Indies; 80 proof / 40% alc by vol; Distinctive & Mellow

ag12: English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum; 40% alc/vol; 70 cl e; The Antigua Distillery Ltd., St John's, Antigua, West Indies; Distinctive & Mellow

ag17: Fine Caribbean Rum distilled in coper stills and matured in small oaken barrels; English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum; 750 ml; 80 Proof, 40% alc/vol; Distilled and Bottled by Antigua Distillery, Antigua, West Indies

ag_18: English Harbour Extra Old Antigua Rum; Produced by The Antigua Distillery Limited, Antigua, West Indies

ag_17: English Harbour Reserve; 10 Years; The Antigua Distillery, LTD; Rhum Aged In The Oak Barrels; 70 cl e; 40% alc/vol; Product of Antigua

ag15: Fine Caribbean Rum distilled in copper stills ... and matured in small oaken barrels; Cavalier Extra Old Antigua Rum; 750 ml; 40% alc/vol; produced by The Antigua Distillery Limited, Antigua, West Indies

ag_16: English Harbour Rum; The Antigua Distillery, LTD; Character: The smoky oak flavors are well balanced with citrus and burnt sugar notes. The lingering smoky finish carries notes of tabacco, caramel, and ripe blackberries; Date Blended: September 2006; Distilled in 1981, bottled in 2006; Product of Antigua; 40% alc/vol; 70 cl e; 40% alc/vol

ag_10: Kokocaribe Coconut Rum; 20% Alc/Vol

ag_11: Nut Power Reload Peanut Rum Cream; Bois Bande; 700 ml; 15% alc/vol

ag~1: Fine Caribbean Rum distilled in coper stills and matured in small oaken barrels; English Harbour Aged Antigua Rum; 750 ml; 40% alc/vol; Producted by Antigua Distillery Limited, Antigua, West Indies



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