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Demerara Distillers (St. Kitts-Nevis) Ltd

Rhum Saint Kitts
Rhum Saint Kitts
Golden Coconut Rum
Golden Coconut Rum
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Belmont Estate Gold Coconut Rum


In 1998 Hurricane Mitch devastated the Island. The entire roof of the CSR Bottling Plant was blown away and there was damage to the distillery building also.

"Cane Spirit Rothschild" made from juice from local cane. Demerara Distillers acquired the St Kitts Distillery and the franchise of the CSR brand name from Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1996. Some argue that CSR breaks all the rules because it's distilled to 95 per cent abv.

[Source: Classic Rum by Julie Arkell, 1999, p.113]

Apart from CSR, no rum is officially made here. Note the "official", since plenty of illicit rum ("culture") made from fresh sugar cane juice or syrup is consumed on St Kitts.

[Source: Classic Rum by Julie Arkell, 1999, p.56]

Demerara Distillers Limited owns 95% of the issued share capital.

[Source: Demerara Distillers Ltd., cit. 1998]

According to my knowledge Belmont Estate Gold Coconut Rum is manufactured using original Sangster's reciepe.

[Source: A little bird told me that ...]

The Cane Spirit Rothschild - that special drink of St. Kitts, produced from the fresh juice of the cane, along with the Belmont Estate Coconut Rum, are products of the bottling plant operated by Demerara Distillers in St. Kitts.

[Source: Demerara Distillers Ltd., cit. 2004]

Company's name is Demerara Distillers (St. Kitts-Nevis) Ltd
[Source: The label, cit. 2014]

Here are full texts from the labels

kn1: The original Rhum of the Island Saint Kitts; Distille et mis en bouteille par Baron Edmond de Rothschild Distilleries Ltd. St. Kitts; Importe par Soviliq - F 69220 Lancie; 40% Alc./Vol.; l.0,70 e TM

kn_1: Belmont Estate; Golden Coconut Rum; 40% alc/vol; 1 L e; The Rum Of St. Kitts and Nevis; Blended, Bottled & Exported by Demerara Distillers (St. Kitts-Nevis) Ltd

kn~1: Belmont Estate Gold Coconut Rum; St. Kits / Nawis Our very own; 40 %vol; 70 cl e; Blended & Bottled by CSR/DLL (St. Kits) LTD.

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