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West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd., Brighton

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West Indies Distillery
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Old Barbados Rum 1995
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Rum Barbados Rockley Still 1986
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Old Barbados Rum
Old Barbados Rum
Barbados Single Cask Rum 2000
Barbados Single Cask Rum 2000
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Rum
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Demerara Rum 1980
Demerara Rum 1980
Classic Rum - Rockley Still, Barbados
Classic Rum - Rockley Still, Barbados
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Classic Rum - Rockley Still, Barbados
Classic Rum - Rockley Still, Barbados
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Single Cask Rum - Barbados 1986, 25 Years
Single Cask Rum - Barbados 1986, 25 Years
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Rockley Still 1986 Barbados
Rockley Still 1986 Barbados
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Blackrock Distillery
Blackrock Distillery

History

Company was established in 1901.


On the waterfront, just north of Bridgetown, the West Indies Rum Refinery Ltd. has been a pioneer in scientific rum making since 1893. All of the alcohol distilled in Barbados, except that made by Mount Gay Distillers Ltd., is made here. The West Indies Rum Refinery makes alcohol for bottlers on this island and others around the world, but does not bottle any of its own products.


Distillery was operating in 1997.


The Government of Jamaica is pleased to announce the restructuring of the State-Owned National Rums of Jamaica Ltd., (NRJ) the holding company of Clarendon Distillers Ltd., Long Pond Distillers Ltd. and Innswood Distillery Ltd. (collectively the NRJ Group).

Under agreements signed with Demerara Distillers Ltd. of Guyana, The West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd. (a subsidiary of Goddard Enterprises Ltd. of Barbados) and DIAGEO North America Inc. (a subsidiary of Diageo PLC the World's largest Spirit Company), the three investors will bring new equity investments totaling U.S.$5.368 million to the NRJ Group.

With the injection of this new capital, Demerara Distillers Ltd., The West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd. and the State-Owned National Sugar Company Ltd. will each own 33.3 per cent of the shares in NRJ.

NRJ will hold 73 per cent of the shares in Clarendon Distillers Ltd. at Monymusk with 27 per cent held by Diageo North America Inc., through its subsidiary Trelawny Estates Ltd. Long Pond Distillers Ltd. and Inswood Distillery Ltd. will continue to be wholly-owned subsidiaries of NRJ.

This new investment capital along with funding from the European Union's Integrated Development Programme for the Caribbean rum sector will be utilised to finance a major modernisation and expansion programme of the NRJ Group. NRJ, which is a leading supplier of Jamaican bulk rum, is also looking to develop a brand portfolio in order to facilitate its entry into the value-added market.

The board of directors of NRJ will be restructured to include representatives of the new investors and we wish to record our thanks to the long standing outgoing chairman Mr. Howard Hamilton who has kindly consented to remain on the board. Mr. Evon Brown will also continue as group CEO and a director of NRJ and its subsidiaries.

[Source: Jamaica Gleaner News, cit. 2006]

With a current employee complement of 65, the West Indies Rum Distillery's operation includes a distillery, an aging and distribution warehouse and a bottling plant. The distillery has a production capacity of approximately 13,000,000 litres of pure alcohol a year and is capable of warehousing 1,500,000 litres of bulk storage in stainless steel tanks and 20,000 American White Oak barrels of 200 litres each.

The West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd. boasts a bottling capacity of 150,000 cases per year. The automatic bottling line handles 60 bottles per minute and the semi-automatic line 30 bottles per minute.

Cockspur, Malibu, Gilbeys and Popov are the main bottled products in several sizes and are bottled from 50 ml., 200 ml., 300 ml., 375 ml. and 750 ml. to 1 litre, 1.75 litres, 3.8 litres and 19 litres.

[Source: Goddard Enterprises Ltd, cit. 2008]

Rockley is former sugar estate and distillery of Barbados. The original pot still continues in production in the West Indian Rum Rafinery at Blackrock.

[Source: Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink by Ned Halley, cit. 2005]


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bb97: Barbados Rum; West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd., Brighton, Black Rock, Barbados, West Indies; 70 cl; 38% vol

bb96: Barbados Rum; West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd., Brighton, Black Rock, Barbados, West Indies; Aged in oak casks for 8 years; 35 cl; 50% vol

bb_18: Barbados Rum; West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd., Brighton, Black Rock, Barbados, West Indies; 35 cl; 50% vol

de_137: Rumdealers' Selection; Single Cask Barbados Rum; West Indies Distillery; 14 Years; Cask #61; Pot Still; 50 cl; 56,8% vol; Brühler Whiskyhaus

ch_4: The Secret Treasures; Rare & Exceptional Single Cask Old Barbados Rum; This Product was Originally Distilled in the year 1995 at West Indies Distillery, Barbados; Carefully by Fassbind of Switzerland for the collection of The Secret Treasures; Date of Distilletion 1995; 42% vol; 70 dl; Bottled August 2003

it_98: Rum Barbados Rockley Still 1986; Very special Barbados Rum; 1 of only 780 bottles; Product of Barbados; 70 cl e

de607: Old Barbados Rum; This Rum was originally distilled at West Indies Rum Distillery; 1986; 70 cl; Bottled 2000; 40% vol

de_360: TheRumCask; Barbados; Single Cask Rum; Distilled at West Indies Distillery; Distilled: 2000; Aged 16 Years; Bottled: 2016; Limited Edition; Pot Still; Cask Strength; 50 cl; www.therumcask.de; 57.6% vol

uk64: Barbados rum aged in oak wood not less then years 9 years; Distilled at West Indies Distillery, Bridgetown, Barbados W.I.; 750 ML; Bottled by Holsons at G73 1AU, U.K.; Product of Barbados; Bottled in U.K.; Alc 46% by Vol

uk62: Thomson's Estate Mark 1989 Barbados Rum from West Indies Distillery; 70 cl; 40% vol; Aged in Oak Casks; Produce of Barbados; Bottled in United Kingdom; Thomson & Co., FK17 8JP

uk_77: Bristol Classic Rum Rockley Still, Barbados; Classic rums of the Caribbean; Distilled in 1986; Bottled in 1988; 12 years old; Produce of Barbados; 70 cl; Selected and bottled from the wood by Bristol Spirits Ltd, GL12 8NB; Single pot Still

uk_139: Bristol Classic Rum, Rockley Still, Barbados; Fino Sherry Cask Finish; 16 years old; Produce of Barbados; Selected and bottled from the wood by Bristol Spirits Ltd, GL12 8NB; Single pot Still; Distilled in 1988; Bottled in 2002

uk_205: Duncan Taylor Single Cask Rum; Distilled in: Barbados; At: West Indies Distillery; Distilled: 12.86, Bottled: 11.12; Cask No: 16; Style: Pot; One of 244 bottles; Distilled in 1986; Aged 25 years; 52.7% alc/vol; 700 ml; Aged in oak caska; No chill filtration, no added colorant; Bottled by Duncan Taylor Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 8JU7, Scotland

uk_170: Rockley Still Barbados; Madeira Finished; 1986; Distilled in 1986 - Bottled in 2008; 70 cl; Produce of Barbados; 46% vol; Bristol Classic Rum

uk135: Cadenhead's Cask Strength; Dated Distillation Rum; Matured in Wood; Produce of Barbados; WIRR from Blackrock Distillery; Pot Still; Barbadian; Aged 12 Years; Boned 1986; Bottled December 1998; 70 cl; 74.1% vol; Estd 1842; Bottled by Wm. Cadenhead, Campbeltown, Scotland


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