Todhunter-Mitchell Distilleries, Freeport

Bahamas

Rum labels

Don Lorenzo Gold Reserve - Todhunter-Mitchell Distilleries, Freeport (bs_5)
Don Lorenzo Gold Reserve

Don Lorenzo Gold Reserve

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Don Lorenzo Dark Reserve - Todhunter-Mitchell Distilleries, Freeport (bs_6)
Don Lorenzo Dark Reserve

Don Lorenzo Dark Reserve

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Don Lorenzo 151 Proof - Todhunter-Mitchell Distilleries, Freeport (bs_7)
Don Lorenzo 151 Proof

Don Lorenzo 151 Proof

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Don Lorenzo Coconut - Todhunter-Mitchell Distilleries, Freeport (bs_8)
Don Lorenzo Coconut

Don Lorenzo Coconut

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Ron Ricardo Coconut Rum - Todhunter-Mitchell Distilleries, Freeport (bs_1)
Ron Ricardo Coconut Rum

Ron Ricardo Coconut Rum

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Ricardo Coconut Rum - Todhunter-Mitchell Distilleries, Freeport (bs_2)
Ricardo Coconut Rum

Ricardo Coconut Rum

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Ricardo Pineapple Rum - Todhunter-Mitchell Distilleries, Freeport (bs133)
Ricardo Pineapple Rum

Ricardo Pineapple Rum

69 x 108 mm (2.7" x 4.3")

History

Formed in 1979, Associated Bahamian Distillers and Brewers Limited (ABDAB) is the holding company of what is now The Bahamas' third largest employer (after the Government and the Atlantis resort), controls over 50% of Bay Street (the economic centre of tourist Nassau) and is one of the largest publicly owned companies in The Bahamas. ABDAB's investments encompass a broad array of facets including Real Estate Investment, Advertising, Public Relations, Manufacturing, Distributing and the Retailing of many internationally known brands. Its international business partners have included Heineken and Bacardi.

Back in 1979, ABDAB originally owned 100% of Burns House Limited (BHL), Bethell Robertson Limited (BRC) and 15% of Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL). The company held its initial public offering in 1985 after which ABDAB increased its share holding in CBL to 20%. After a number of share swapping and other arrangements ABDAB has ended up with 60% ownership in BHL and 47% of CBL, with Heineken retaining the remaining shares. In 2000, Butler & Sands, Wholesale Wines & Spirits, Todhunter-Mitchell Distilleries and Lucayan Ship Chandlers were acquired by BHL.


Todhunter was founded in 1964 by A. Kenneth Pincourt, Jr. in the Bahamas. In 1989 it bought up all of the production facilities in Florida from Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. In the mid-1990s Todhunter acquired the Cruzan Rum.

In recent years Todhunter-Mitchell has moved its bottling operation from Freeport in Grand Bahama to the Commonwealth Brewery in Nassau, New Providence.

[Source: The Rumelier and Caribbean Rum, cited 2014]


Here are full texts from the labels

bs_5: Don Lorenzo Gold Reserve

bs_6: Don Lorenzo Dark Reserve

bs_7: Don Lorenzo 151 Proof

bs_8: Don Lorenzo Coconut

bs_1: Imported; Ron Ricardo Liqueur; Coconut Rum; Todhunter-Michell Distilleries Ltd.; Since 1859

bs_2: Ricardo Coconut Rum; Product of Bahamas; Since 1859

bs133: Ricardo Pineapple Rum; 60 proof, 30% alc/vol; Product of The Bahamas; Todhunter-Mitchell Distillers Limited, Freeport, Bahamas; Since 1859


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