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WIRD Crude

Lot: 008814

WIRD Crude

Winning Bid: £85

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Lot: 008814
Distillery: 
West India Rum Distillery
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
n/a
Region: 
Barbados
Bottler: 
Crude
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
47%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
Production method: 
pot still
Base: 
molasses
product Details

WIRD Crude

A double pot distilled at the West India Rum Refinery in Barbados. Bottled by Bianchedi and Barbiano in Italy for their Crude label.

Now known as the West India Rum Distillery, more commonly referred to by the acronym, WIRD, this is a historic distillery in Barbados that has been producing rum since the 19th century. It currently operates four still sets, two of which are four-column stills. The newest of them is Canadian made, and the older one installed by English coppersmiths, John Dore, in 1975. The other two are pot stills, both connected to vintage rectifying columns, the oldest of which dates back to 1893. In the later 20th century the distillery was best known for its Cockspur rum brand, and in 1985 became one of the founding partners in National Rums of Jamaica, the holding company that owns Long Pond and a share of Clarendon. In 2017 however, Cockspur was sold off to a company called Woodland Radicle as WIRD was acquired by Maison Ferrand, a cognac producer established in 1989. The company had branched out into gin-making in 1995, and its purchase of WIRD completed its journey from independent rum bottler to distillers, following the introduction of its acclaimed Plantation Rum label in 2003.

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