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Wood's 100 Old Navy Rum 70cl

Made from sugar cane grown along the banks of the Demerara river, it is still made ina traditional pot still to produce a dark rum of uncommon strength.

Price Per Bottle
£32.99

Product Summary

  • ABV57%
  • StyleSpeciality Spirits
  • CountryCaribbean
  • RegionGuyana
  • Brand41
  • TypePremium Rums

More Information

Whether you call it rum, ron or rhum, this sugar cane based drink must have got its name from somewhere. Where this was, no one is quite really sure. One thing most people appear to agree on is that the name probably originated in Barbados, generally considered the birthplace or home of rum. Sugar cane has been grown on this southern Caribbean island for centuries, originally by British settlers. Even though it may have been one of the first islands to produce rum, it was not the first country in the New World to grow sugar cane. It was Christopher Columbus who bought sugar cane across the Atlantic on his second voyage, to Hispaniola. By the sixteenth century the Spanish were growing sugar cane on a large scale in Hispaniola, Cuba and Puerto Rico. All of these countries today are still large rum producing countries, with similar style rums. However, in these early days, they were not producing rum, just feeding their livestock and labourers with the waste from sugar production, molasses. The Portugese on the other hand were setting up cane fields in Brazil and fermenting the molasses and distilling it to produce a spirit. It had a terrible raw taste and the Portugese would not drink it themselves, but it was drunk by the native Indians and African slaves. Later when the British, French and Dutch colonized the small islands of the eastern Caribbean, they began by growing tobacco and cotton. The British were looking for a better paying crop and went to Brazil to learn the techniques for growing sugar cane. Soon after 1640, they were producing good quality sugar and were distilling a product from the skimmings of the copper kettles and from molasses. This is where the origins of the name RUM are thought to have begun.


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