THE WEST INDIES RUM DISTILLERY LTD.

Distillery
Founded in 1893
The West Indies Rum Distillery is situated in Brighton, Black Rock in the southern parish of St. Michael on the island of Barbados.

The distillery dates all the way back to 1893 with the Stades brothers from Germany. Their plan was to export Rum back to their home country.

In 1903 the facility was acquired by some Barbadian interests. To this day the distillery is in Bajan hands.

The West Indies Rum Distillery uses several methods of distillation, from the modern four column continuous still to their old traditional pot stills.

They outsource the molasses used during production due to the unfortunate collapse of Barbados' sugar industry.

These varied stills allow for slight variations in the quality of Rums. The West Indies Rum Distillery produces for all of the bottlers in Barbados, excluding Mount Gay and a handful of other foreign entities.

There are several traditional Rums that they produce that are wholeheartedly Barbados from distillation to bottling: Malibu, Gilbey's, and Popov.

The facility can crank out a maximum capacity of nine million liters every year and boasts a storage capacity of over one and a half million liters.

The West Indies Rum Distillery bottles about one hundred and fifty thousand cases of Spirits every year. They do also offer guided tours and tastings of the various Rums produced at the facility.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    Barbados
  • Established
    1893
  • Owner
    Maison Ferrand
  • Visitor Center
    Yes
  • Address
    Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Phone
    +1 246 425 9301
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Andrew Hassell, West Indies Rum Distillery, Limited. Barbados is historically recognized as the birthplace of Rum. In Barbados there were many sugar cane factories, and each sugar cane factory had a very small distillery, but as the years went by, sugar factories became larger factories, and the distilleries were consolidated. And this distillery ended up being the largest distillery on the island. It's been here well over 100 years.

The authentic Caribbean Rum Marque is very important for a Rum like Cockspur. It lets the consumers in Europe, etc., know that this is an original Rum that has come from the Caribbean. It's been made in the Caribbean. It's been blended in the Caribbean, aged in the Caribbean.

The large brands in the world, they have much larger marketing budgets, etc., to tell their stories. The authentic Caribbean Rum Marque allows us on our packaging to tell the story to our potential consumers that is an authentic product. It's important to support the authentic Caribbean Rums, because when you buy those Rums you are making a conscious decision to support the traditional Caribbean Rum industry.

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Drinks from The West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd.

Average rating: 8.3/10 (1301 votes)

Cockspur 12 Year Old
6.9/10
$35.99
Malibu Red
Spirit
Malibu Island Spiced
7.9/10