Dujardin & Co. / Former Gebr. Melichar, Uerdingen am Rhein, Germany|
The Wenneker story goes back to February 16th 1693. It was then that Hendrick Steeman obtained a license to set up two stills in the town of Schiedam. This was the start of the distillery bought by the Wenneker family centuries later, in 1812. By 1903, when F.J.A. Wenneker sold the same company, it had become nationally and internationally famous for its qualitatively superior "jenever" - Dutch gin.
That new owner was Johannes Cornelis Van der Tuijn, a maltster in Schiedam. The Van der Tuijn family still owns Wenneker, which has meanwhile acquired the well-known Piersma, Duys and Smeets distilleries as well as the wine merchants' company Dirk Struys & Zoon. Faced with a shortage of expansion space as the years went on, Wenneker relocated to Roosendaal in 1967.
Here are full texts from the labels
nl4: Estd. 1693; Dujardin white rum; Superior; Cont. e 70 cl; 37 1/2 % Vol.; 222 Dujardin Light Dry Rum has a delicate flavour, a fine aroma and is of extremely high quality.; 8710194013633
nl3: Estd. 1693; Dujardin dark rum; Superior; Cont. e 70 cl; 37 1/2 % Vol.; 222 Dujardin Dark Rum has a delicate flavour, a fine aroma and is of extremely high quality.; 8710194013602
nl~5: Estd. 1693; Wenneker dark rum; Superior; Cont. e 70 cl; 37.5% Vol.; Wenneker Light Dry Rum has a delicate flavour, a fine aroma and is extremely high quality.; 8710194033099