United States

List of a lot of small distillers, worth checking out! http://www.bottlesociety.com/spirits/24

A. & G. J. Caldwell Company
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Original Caldwell Distillery Established in 1790.
[Source: The label]

[…] the old Caldwell Distillery down by the river’s edge is still operating, if anyone is interested.
[Source: The Port Planet - Newburyport's Alternative Newspaper, 2003]

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Caldwell's Old Newburyport Brand Rum
Caldwell's Imported Rum
Premium Heavy Body Rum 40% alc/vol
Spiced Rum 30% alc/vol

A. Smith Bowman Distillery
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Location: Fredricksburg
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The company was founded in 1935 by Abram Smith Bowman and his sons, Smith and Delong. Since then, it has been operated by succeeding generations of the Bowman family, making it the oldest family-owned bourbon distillery in the United States.
[Source: The Whisky Store Theresia Luening, 2004]http://www.thewhiskystore.com/usa/vgentlem/vgentlem.htm

The distillery moved from Reston to Fredericksburg in 1987.
[Source: The Whisky Portal, 2004] http://www.whiskyportal.com/

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Bowman's Imported Rum 40% alc. by vol.

ABC Distillers Co.
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White Label 40% alc/vol
Gold Label 40% alc/vol

Allen's Ltd.
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Established 1838

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Captain Hook Spiced Rum 40% alc/vol
Gilbert's Imported Rum 40% alc/vol
Allen's Gold 40% alc/vol
Don Diego Light Island Rum 40% alc/vol

Amalgamated Brewing Company, St. Louis, MO
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Web page: http://85lashes.com/
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Location: Historic Benton Park district of St. Louis Missouri
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Amalgamated Distilling Company is located in the Historic Benton Park district of St. Louis Missouri. In fact… Amalgamated is producing beer and spirits for the first time since prohibition, in one of the old Lemp Brewery buildings.

In 2009, Amalgamated launched the distillery, and we're hitting the ground running, launching our 85 Lashes Rum with distribution nationwide.

When visiting Amalgamated Distilling, you may also find any one of our other spirits available for tasting, such as our Gin, Sambuca, Corn Whiskey, or Peach Brandy made from real Calhoun Peaches from Calhoun County Illinois, famous for their candy-like sweet and perfectly ripened fruit.

[Source: Company's web site, 2010]

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85 Lashes 42.5% Alc by Vol

American Distilling Co. (Inc)
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Imported West Indies rum

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Ron Querida Rum 43% Alc

American Liquor Co., Boston, MA
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Established about 1933.
[Source: Luis and Margaret Ayala: American Rum, 2004]

Products:
San Pedro 90 Proof
Cubana Club Brand Rum 86 Proof
Old Sailor Brand
Ship Ahoy Brand 90 Proof
Ship Haven Brand 90 Proof
Bay of Jamaica Brand 86 Proof
Fauci Reserve This rum is 8 years old

Apostrophe Brands, Chicago
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Product of Curacao, Neherlands Antilles

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Kilo Kai Spiced Rum alc 35% by vol

Associated Liquor Products Co
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Boomerang West Indies Rum 40% alc/vol

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Location: Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
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Distilled in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

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Premier Gold Rum 40% alc/vol
Ron Caribbean 21% Alc By Vol

Atlantico Importing Company / Alebrand Spirits Company
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Made in the Dominican Republic. Atlantico Importing Company is Fictitious Name owned by Alebrand Spirits Company, LLC.

[Source: Florida Division of Corporations’ Sunbiz, 2008]http://www.sunbiz.org/scripts/ficidet.exe?action=DETREG&docnum=G08231700048&rdocnum=G08231700048

Products:
Ron Atlantico Private Cask 40% alc/vol

Au Natural Spirits, Huston, TX
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Established 2001.

Do they still exist??

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Temptryst Mango Rum
Temptryst Cherrywood Rum
Temptryst Cherrywood XO Rum
Temptryst Classic Oak
Temptryst Coconut Rum
Temptryst Dark Chocolate Rum
Temptryst Key Lime Rum
Temptryst Maplewood Rum
Temptryst Mesquite Rum
Temptryst Pecanwood
Temptryst Sugarcane Infused
Temptryst Tropical Light
Temptryst Vanilla Bean Rum

August Baetzhold's Sons
Year established: 1870
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Active 1870-1918?

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Extra Quality Rum Punch

Bacardi Bottling Corporation, Jacksonville, FL
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Island breeze Wild Berry
Island breeze Key Lime
Island breeze Coconut
Bacardi Ciclon Bacardi Gold Rum Infused with Blue Agave Tequila & Lime Flavour 35% alc

Bacmar International
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The Lash Spiced Rum 4 years Oak-Aged West Indies Rum with Spices,Bourbon Vanilla Extract & Natural Flavours 35% alc/vol

Badger Liquor
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Made in the Virgin Islands

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Badger West Indies Rum 40% Alc. by Vol.

Ballast Point Spirits, San Diego, CA
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http://www.deadreckoningrum.com/
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Ballast Point Brewing Company was started in 1996 by a few friends who had been home brewing for years, and coincidentally owned Home Brew Mart, San Diego's premier home brew supply store. After growing to over 10,000 barrels per year, Yuseff and Jack decided why not make spirits too. After attending classes on distillation and some great conferences in Kentucky, put on by Bill Owens and the American Distilling Institute, it was official, Ballast Point Spirits was born. With lots of favors called on (thanks Rob and Jeff) we put together a hybrid still and off we went, the first craft distillery in San Diego, not to mention IN A BREWERY!!! We hope to make Whiskey, Rum and other spirits that suit our fancy, from scratch mind you. Since we have a brewery we can make whiskey wash, and we do… from grain to barrel, all right here.
[Source: Company's web site, 2010]

Products:
Three Sheets Rum 44% Alc by Vol
Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum 44% Alc by Vol

Barton Brands
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Made in the Virgin Islands

In 1945 was founded Canandaigua Industries Company, renamed in 2000 to Constellation Brands, Inc. Barton Brands is subsidiary (?) corporation of Barton Incorporated, established in 1993 (?) by Constellation Brands.
[Source: Constellation Brands web site, 2002]

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Barton Imported Light Rum 40% alc/vol
Barton Imported Gold Rum 40% alc/vol
Beachcomber Spiced Rum 27.5 alc/vol
Beachcomber Coconut Rum 27.5 alc/vol
Beachcomber Apple Rum 27.5 alc/vol
Beachcomber Pineapple Rum 27.5 alc/vol
Schenley Professional Virgin Islands Rum 40% Alc/Vol

Louisiana Spirits, Lacassine
Year established: 2011
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Owner: Louisiana Spirits
Web page: http://bayourum.com/
www.laspirits.net
Mail address: ten.stiripsal|ofni#ten.stiripsal|ofni
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Bayou Rum is handmade in a traditional copper pot still using 100% natural unrefined Louisiana cane sugar and molasses. It is the largest privately-owned rum distillery in the USA, utilizing traditional methods with state-of-the-art technology for all four steps: fermentation, distillation, maturation, and bottling.

2011 Louisiana Spirits begins construction of a new purpose-built distillery
2013 Bayou Rum is announced

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Bayou Rum

Beach Road
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Rum imported from Virgin Islands

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Beach Road West Indies Rum 40% Alc. by Vol.

Bellows & Company
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Cruzan Rum Gold Label
Bellows Light Rum 40% alc/vol

Ben Burg Inc, Boston, Mass
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This rum is imported from Virgin Islands in the West Indies.

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Mr. Boston Brand Rum

Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Great Barrington, MA
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Company was established in the year 2007

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Ragged Mountain Rum 40% alc/vol

Bill's Place
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This rum is bottled by Paramount Distillers and imported from Virgin Islands in the West Indies.

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Rum Bottled Exclusively For Bill's Place 40% Alc/Vol

Bishop Wines and Spirits
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Whaler's Original Great White Rum 40% alc/vol
Whaler's Original Dark Rum 40% alc/vol
Whaler's Original Vanille Rum 35% alc/vol
Whaler's Spiced Rum 35% alc/vol
Barrow's Hors d'Age

Blavod Extreme Spirits, Franklin, TN
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Blavod Extreme Spirits was formed in January 2004 by the merger of Blavod Black Vodka and Extreme Beverage.
[Source: Company's web site, 2005]

Products:
Players Extreme Rum 40% alc/vol
Players Extreme Banana Rum 40% alc/vol
Players Extreme Coconut Rum 40% alc/vol
Players Extreme Coconut Infused 21% alc/vol
Players Extreme Mango Infused 21% alc/vol
Players Extreme Banana Infused 21% alc/vol

Braddah Kimo's Maui Rum
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Braddah Kimo's is a locally distilled authentic Maui rum, made from molasses produced in the last surviving sugarmill at Puunene, Maui, Hawaii USA. It is made by Haleakala Distillers, a small company based in Makawao, Maui. In 2007 Braddah Kimo's Extreme 155 Rum won a gold medal in US competition, and in 2008 a silver medal at the International Cane Spirits Festival. This rum is not sold on the US mainland or anywhere outside Hawaii. Its high proof, 155, makes it ineligible for transport on any airliner, in checked or carry on baggage.

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Braddah Kimo's Extreme 155 Rum

Brave Spirits
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At Ease Rum

Calvery Distilling Co., Balitimore, MO
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Calvert Daquiri Hawaiian Rum

Castle Bay Distillers Company
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Castle Bay Virgin Islands Rum 40% Alc/Vol

Castle Brands (former Great Spirits Company)
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Founded in 1997 by Mark Edwin Andrews.
[Source: The Rum Portal, 2003]

British Royal Navy Imperial Rum
The British had a centuries-long tradition of serving rum on board Royal Navy ships. First served to English sailors in Jamaica in 1655, this unique spirit, created for use by His Majesty’s armed forces, was a mainstay of British naval life for over 300 years. Over the years, the consumption of rum in the Royal Navy evolved, but remained an important part of the sailor’s experience.

By the early 1900s, the ration had been reduced to one-eighth of a pint, and the emphasis was on quality not quantity. The daily ritual: at six bells, the boatswain’s whistle signaled “Up Spirits” and the crew assembled for their daily “tot” (as the ration was called). The rum was poured into a special bowl inscribed to the King and tots were dispensed with great ceremony.

The daily ration was suspended on July 31, 1970 - known as Black Tot Day - which was observed with solemnity and sadness as the end of a cherished era. Since then, the final stores of this special rum have been reserved for important naval and Royal functions. It was last served by the Crown at Prince Andrew’s wedding.

Great Spirits owns the final stores of British naval rum, and is tremendously pleased to offer this truly prestigious historical treasure to rum connoisseurs. By special exception, BRNIR is available in its original Imperial gallon containers. Measuring 4.54 liters, the demijohns are handmade ceramic jars, many encased in hand-woven wicker baskets designed to transport well on the high seas.

British Royal Navy Imperial Rum celebrates the spirit of adventure, honor, and bravery on the high seas.
[Source: Company's web site, 2002]

New York, N.Y., February 2, 2004 - Mark Andrews, CEO, Great Spirits Company, a New York based concern, announced today that GSC was merging with Ireland’s Roaring Water Bay Spirits Company to form Castle Brands, Inc. The merger is effective immediately. Mr. Andrews will be the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Castle Brands.
[Source: Company's web site, 2004]

Castle Brands was founded in 1998 by Mark Andrews, who continues to serve as the Chairman of its Board of Directors.
[Source: Shareholder.com, 2008]

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British Royal Navy Imperial Rum
Sea Wynde

CBP Spirits Ltd.
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Kings Bay Rum 40% alc/vol

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Jeff Quint - owner, winemaker and master distiller - established Cedar Ridge in 2002 with a small vineyard. Quint has since expanded to include Iowa's first legal still (2005) since prohibition. Out of a small space Quint and his team produces Clearheart Vodka, an apple brandy, grappa and lemoncella. Considering the space in which this all happens, it is an impressive feat resulting in equally impressive spirits.
[Source: About.com: Cocktails, 2010]

Products:
Clearheart Old Cane Rum Twice distilled 40% alc/vol

Celebration Distillation Corporation, New Orleans
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The appearance in 1995 of a rum distillery in New Orleans is remarkable in several ways. The real wonder is that it took two and a half centuries to get here…

Sugar cane sprouts were first planted in south Louisiana in 1751 by a group of Jesuit priests who brought them from Santo Domingo in the Caribbean. Etienne de Boré built New Orleans first successful sugar mill in 1794, near what is now Audubon Park. The city's affection for spirits of every stripe has been continuous and deep, and its heat and humidity are ideal, not only for growing sugar cane but also for barrel-aging rum.

Those circumstances should have prompted some enterprising soul to set up a commercial rum distillery long before now. Americans were drinking rum long before they were downing corn whiskey. Originally called 'rumbullion,' it was by far the favorite spirit of the American colonies. In the 1700s molasses was shipped regularly from the Caribbean to distilleries in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut to be made into rum. In 1769, a 24-year-old Thomas Jefferson listed 83 bottles of it in his cellar's inventory. Ledgers at Mount Vernon mentioning vast numbers of barrels of rum attest to George Washington's high regard for the beverage.

When New Orleans artist James Michalopoulos created the Celebration Distillation Corporation five years ago, avenging history wasn't his motivation. 'I was visiting a friend and patron in Switzerland who happens to be one of Europe's leading cognac flavorists,' Michalopoulos says. 'He and his wife had produced some homemade liqueurs, and I was intrigued by the possibility of doing the same in New Orleans with local produce.'

Michalopoulos' timing couldn't have been better, considering the recent emergence of rum as a fashionable quaff, along with the expanding appreciation of premium barrel-aged rums as a serious alternative to fine brandies and whiskeys. New York Times wine-and-spirits columnist Frank Prial has pointed out that, technically, fine rums are like fine brandies; they can improve for half a century or more. It's a pity to use fine old rums in mixed drinks,' Prial says. 'They should be savored with, at the most, a little ice.'

Today Celebration's product, carrying the brand name New Orleans Rum, is the only premium rum commercially distilled in North America and Hawaii. 'N.O. Rum,' the shorthand name for it, is distributed in 14 states, and it is steadily gaining respect from connoisseurs. 'We call our method craft distilling,' says Mark Stewart, Celebration's chief distiller. 'There are much cheaper ways to make rum. Doing it this way takes more money and a bit more time, but the final product's quality is worth it.'

New Orleans Rum, a dark one, is bottled at 86 proof, compared to the 80 proof level of most rums. Unlike some popular brands, New Orleans Rum contains no additive flavors, colors or sugars. And production is small: 'For us, a single mash runs less than 200 gallons, a fraction of what the giant distillers produce,' says business manager Jed McSpadden. 'The product we have on the market now ages a minimum of three years, and often four. It's so hot and humid here that we're not as concerned about evaporation as most large companies are. Caribbean producers who've visited the distillery are surprised at the speed of the aging qualities we get.'

Celebration's spirit is aged in charred oak barrels bought from Kentucky whiskey distiller Jack Daniel's; they give the rum its smooth, smoky flavor and caramel color. 'We like what it does to the taste of the rum,' McSpadden says. 'By law, Jack Daniel's can use its barrels only once. But we can use the barrels for another seven or eight years, over and over. The heavy char gives it not only color, but also flavors like vanilla.'

The molasses used to make the fermented 'mash'(with the room's temperature and humidity continuously monitored) is edible and high-grade. 'We use purified and pasteurized molasses, not the stuff they feed cows with,' says Stewart. The molasses is made from sugar cane grown in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes by the firm of Caire & Graugnard. Six generations of Caires, including the family's present patriarch, Joseph Gregoire Caire, have been in the sugar cane business in Louisiana since the mid-19th century. Caire & Graugnard's antebellum headquarters building, swathed in rose-colored brick, still sits proudly across from Edgard's stretch of Mississippi River levee.

All of Celebration Distillation's operations — fermenting, distillation and barrel-aging — take place in a large, warehouse-like structure on Frenchmen Street in an industrial neighborhood of Gentilly. The entire process is monitored by Mark Stewart, the Celebration president and Jonathan Kline, a vice-president.

Stewart and Kline also oversee the small research-and-development lab, crowded with the usual flasks and beakers. Sprigs of herbs and bitters steep in a huge glass jar, near a table holding more than a score of other brands of rum.

Stewart and Kline are 'always experimenting with blending for future products,' McSpadden says, 'but the current product is straight as is, not blended. We're working on a white rum that'll be out shortly. It's now going through a charcoal filtration system to remove any impurities. White rums are clear, because they're not aged. Our white will have a nice hint of molasses, sort of a light chocolatey nose to it. We also experiment with different types of barrels, and blending old and new products. We'd like to come out with a lot more than just one or two rums. We'd like to have a blended product along the lines of Mount Gay's Extra Old, which is a blend of nine different types of rum.'

The laboratory is on a small mezzanine. Below it, on the ground-level cement floor, lie rows of oak barrels, 220 of them, each holding about 50 gallons of distillate, the equivalent of 37 1/2 cases of bottled rum. They've been a long time in coming, but they are probably here to stay.

Evidence of that comes from the assessment of New Orleans Rum's attributes by Louis Alaya, author of a comprehensive book on rum. His notes state: 'Rich amber color with traces of red copper. Aromatic and fruity nose that speaks of raw sugar cane juice. Opens nicely in the palate, revealing notes of oak, licorice, sweet vanilla and caramel. Ends richly with nice aromatic persistence. An excellent single-barrel entry ticket into the world of rum by this new and exciting company.'
[Source: Company's web site - By: Gene Bourg Culinary Concierge™ Fall 2000]

Products:
New Orleans Extra Premium Rum 43 alc by vol
New Orleans rum Amber 40% alc/vol
New Orleans rum Crystal 40% alc/vol
Cane New Orleans rum 40% alc/vol
Crystal Louisiana Rum
Old New Orleans Louisiana Age 3 years Rum
Old New Orleans Louisiana Age 10 years Rum
Old New Orleans Cajun Spiced Louisiana Rum 40% alc/vol

Charbay Winery and Distillery, St. Helena, CA
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Allow me to introduce you to Domaine Charbay and explain to you our process of winemaking and distillation. The four of us, my wife Susan, our son Marko, our daughter Lara, and I handle the entire operation.. Our primary expertise and interests are in fermentation, distillation and personal hospitality. Before we get into details of Domaine Charbay winemaking and distillation let me first fill you in on a little bit of history of distillation.

Charbay Winery & Distillery is owned and operated by Miles, Susan, Lara and Marko Karakasevic. Since 1983, the family has been known for small, handcrafted releases of luxury wines, ports, brandies, spirits and liqueurs. Miles, a European-trained professional Winemaker and Master Distiller, traces his family tradition back over 250 years to 1751 in former-Yugoslavia. He has been involved with winemaking and distilling since he was a child.

Marko, following a classical European apprenticeship with his father, is the family’s 13th generation to carry on the tradition of winemaking and distilling. Marko’s vision ignited CHARBAY Vodka and CHARBAY Whiskey. He has been distilling since he was 10.

The 'Still on the Hill' is where the family lives and works—amidst peaceful pine trees on Spring Mountain, overlooking the Napa Valley …where you'd expect a Still to be. Creativity is grounded with a powerful professional background. The family is committed to exception quality ingredients and fermenting/distilling techniques. The main production still, a classic Alambic Charentais Pot Still, is located an hour north, in Mendocino County.

When you visit, they bring alive the history and everyday life of winemaking and distilling spirits. It’s a way of life they like to share.
[Source: Company's web site, 2005]

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Charbay Tropical Islands' Cane Rum 40% alc/vol
Charbay Vanilla Rum 35% alc/vol

Chatham Imports, Inc, New York
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Martí Autentico Platino Superior
Martí Autentico Dorado Especiál
Martí Autentico Coco Sauve
Martí Autentico Mojito

Coastal Extreme Brewing Company
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coastal Extreme Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in Newport, Rhode Island that produces beer under its Newport Storm label. It first began brewing beer in 1999.
In 2007, Coastal Extreme Brewing Company expanded to create Newport Distilling Company, producer of Thomas Tew Rum the only current rum producing operation in Rhode Island.

Coastal Extreme Brewing Company was established in 1999 by four graduates of Colby College: Brent Ryan, Derek Luke, Mark Sinclair, and Will Rafferty. Rhode Island was chosen as the location because, at the time of opening, there were no other microbreweries in the state. Coastal Extreme Brewing company produces approximately 5000 barrels per year.
In 2007, Coastal Extreme also began producing Thomas Tew Rum, named after Rhode Island's first pirate. Brent Ryan, President and CEO of Coastal Extreme, said that the production of rum is part of an effort to "resurrect the rum history of Newport."
In January 2011 the brewery was featured episode on the show Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. In which the brewery showed in detail how they produce and package their Thomas Tew rum.

Cocoribe Co.
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Cocoribe 21% alc/vol

Compania Licorera Unida, Auburndale, Fla
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Los Marinos Diluted Rum 50 Proof

Conch Republic Rum Co. / Old Florida Rum Co.
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The Conch Republic is how the locals refer to the Florida Keys. In 1982, the Old Florida Rum Company released a line of outstanding rums celebrating the popular tourist destination. The company is the oldest distillery in Florida and the last remaining rum distillery in the continental United States.
[Source: Nightclub & Bar Magazine, 2002]

Products:
Crystal Rum 80 Proof
Islamorada Light Rum Latitude 24°33.10' 40% Alc./Vol.
Matecumbe Dark Rum Longitude 81°47.15' 40% Alc./Vol.
Knockemdown Key Rum 151 Proof 75.5% Alc./Vol.
Durdy White Rum
Atocha Gold Premium Spaced Rum
Banana Rum Alc/vol 21%

Constellation Spirits, Chicago, IL
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OLO Silver Brazilian Rum
OLO Spiced Brazilian Rum

Continental Distilling Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
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La Conga Rum
Sevilla Rum Corona De Oro This rum is 6 years old

Copper Run Distillery, Walnut Shade, MO
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We are a small craft distillery located 10 miles north of Branson MO. We offer Rum, Vodka, and the ever popular Moonshine.
[Source: Copper Run Distillery Blog, 2010]

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Privateer Rum

Coventry Distillers Co, Auburndale, FL
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Coventry Lite Diluted Rum White label 30% alc/vol

Cristal Clear Spirits, Key Largo, FL / Cc Distribution
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Pirates Choice Molasses Reef Rum
Pirates Choice Key Lime Rum

Dana Wine & Spirits
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Imported, rum produced in Panama.

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Zafra Rum Master Reserve Aged 21 Year

Dancing Pines Distillery, Loveland, CO
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Somerville Distillery
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•chase (no information)
Daniel E. Chase & Co. (Somerville)
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Brands: Somerville Distillery (Rum) Chase's Fine Old Blend Whiskey
[Source: The pre-Prohibition Glass-Collector's Site, 2005]

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Cohiba Gold Rum 3 Years
Cohiba Rum 5 Years
Cohiba Rum 8 Years
Cohiba Gold 151

David Sherman Corp.
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The David Sherman Corporation (DSC) was established in 1958 by Paul A. Lux and David Sherman, Sr. Mr. Sherman had owned and operated a chain of wholesale liquor distributors in Arkansas and Missouri. To service the needs of those distributors, as well as other wholesalers and retailers, he founded a private label bottler that became DSC.
[Source: Company's web site, 2004]

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Roncoco 24% alc/vol
Admiral Nelson's Premium Spiced Rum 35% Alc/Vol
Admiral Nelson's Premium Coconut Rum
Admiral Nelson's Coconut Rum
Admiral Nelson's Premium Rapsberry Rum
Admiral Nelson's Premium Vanilla Rum
Admiral Nelson 101 Proof Spiced Rum
Silver Ron Bocoy Superior Puerto Rican Rum

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Ron de Leon Excelente 40% alc/vol

Death & Co
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See Trinidad

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The Scarlet Ibis

DeKuyper
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DeKuyper San Tropique 21% alc/vol

Delva Liquors
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Old Jamaica Rhum

Distiller's Best, Ltd.
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Produced in the Virgin Islands

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Club Special 40% alc/vol

Distillers Serving Co.
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Islander Rum 40% alc/vol

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
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The story of Dogfish Head began in June of 1995 when we opened Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, the first state's first brewpub opened in the resort beach community of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The plan was to bring original beer, original food, and original music to the area.

We outgrew our distributing brewery in a couple years and in the summer of 2002; we moved our entire production brewery up the road to Milton, Delaware into a 100,000 square foot converted cannery. Around the same time (just to keep thing interesting), we built a distillery on the second floor of our Rehoboth Beach brewpub, so we could make vodka, rum and gin.

We´ve been making more and more beer every year and shipping it out to drinkers across the country. In 2005, we entered a licensing agreement that allowed for the first Dogfish Head Alehouse to open in Gaithersburg, Maryland. A second Alehouse in Falls Church, Virginia followed in 2007. Guests at both Alehouses can now enjoy the same Dogfish Head beers, spirits, and wood–grilled food that we´ve been serving up in Rehoboth Beach for more than twelve years!
[Source: Company's web site, 2008]

Dogfish Head Spirits are hand-distilled in our small pot still upstairs in our Rehoboth Beach brewpub. Just as our brewery has become known for brewing beers with non-traditional ingredients like raisins and maple syrup, our spirits recipes are equally extraordinary!

The distillery is tiny, but we do currently distribute Dogfish Head Spirits throughout Delaware and in parts of Maryland and New Jersey.

[Source: Company's web site, 2008]

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Dogfish Head Brown Honey Rum
Dogfish Head Wit Spiced Rhum

DownSlope Distilling
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Downslope Distilling is the invention of Mitch Abate, Matt Causey and Andy Causey and is the result of their passion for quality adult beverages. They began their interest in the subject through home brewing; though typical home brewers they are not. While Andy was researching advanced wort production and home brewing technique, Mitch was traveling the country compiling mountains of information about how whiskey was made. Matt was perfecting the art of grain mashing and fermentation. Though they had known each other for a very long time, two years ago they decided to combine their talents and produce limited amounts of hand crafted spirits. The goal: Produce and sell the highest quality distilled spirits available, to do so locally, and to make those products first available to the local community.

The next year was utilized to research how this could be done. Their energy turned to selecting an appropriate facility, selecting equipment suitable to their product-centered goals and meeting the extensive regulatory requirements to establish Centennials’ first craft distillery.

The still is custom designed, the wash production is more artisanal than state of the art and the space is limited. The principals believe that with the support of the many beverage enthusiasts met over the years, they have the means to delight the local community with spirits of incredibly high quality. Spirits made, whenever possible from local produce, by members of the community.
[Source: Company's web site, 2010]

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DownSlope White Rum
DownSlope Special Gold Rum
DownSlope Wine Barrel Aged Rum
DownSlope Vanilla Flavored Rum

Drake Spirit Co, Ltd.
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Sir Francis Drake 40% alc by vol
Sir Francis Drake Spiced Rum 35% alc by vol

Drum Circle Distilling, Sarasota, FL
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As Sarasota’s first and only distillery, our spirits are hand-crafted from start to finish in small batches using only the finest ingredients, artisanal fermentation and a unique distillation method in copper pot stills. The “small-batch” distinction means, unlike mass-produced brands, that our spirits are distilled in a hands-on, step-by-step process that harkens back to a time-honored tradition.

At our family run distillery, we have spent countless hours experimenting with our process and tweaking our recipes to bring you the highest quality, smooth and a flavorful spirit.

We are passionate about our spirits and are inspired to bring you a remarkable experience. We hope you enjoy the Spirit of Sarasota… from Drum Circle Distilling.
[Source: Company's web site, 2010]

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Siesta Key Rum

E. F. Hynes, Haverhill, Mass.
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Hynes (1886)
Edward F. Hynes
57 Merrimac 137 Merrimack also E. F. Hynes Grill & Bar (Haverhill)
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Brands: black bird rye malt cream of malt Edward F. Hynes, E. F. Hynes Pure Grain Alcohol, Everett Spring Rum (Bottler), Greenbrier (Old Spring Distilling Co.), Hob - Nob howard Whiskey(2), island club gin, Landmark Whiskey, old parish, Old Parish Bourbon

[Source: The pre-Prohibition Glass-Collector's Site, 2005]

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Everett Spring Rum

Essential Spirits Alambic Distillery, Mountain View, CA
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Sergeant Classick Silver Rum
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Distiller's Choice Gold Hawaiian Rum Pot Distilled from 100% Hawaiian Molasses alc 43% alc/vol

Famous Imported Brands
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The company is part of Barton Incorporated.
[Source: Company's web site, 2004]

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Calypso Imported Light Rum 40% alc/vol
Calypso Imported Gold Rum 40% alc/vol Product of the Virgin Islands
Calypso Imported Gold Rum 40% alc/vol Product of Barbados

FedCal
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Excelent FedCal Brand Gold Rum 40% alc/vol

Felton & Son, Boston, Mass
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Established in 1819.

[Source: The label]
The decline of the New England Rum industry was gradual however; and there were many still prepared to jump on the wagon, even though it was slowing down. One such was the red-headed Luther Felton, of Marlborough, Massachusetts. When he reached his twenty-first birthday he opted for apprenticeship to a Boston rum distiller.

The Felton family had arrived in Massachusetts Bay Colony from Great Yarmouth in 1640. Nicholas Felton had been Bishop of Ely from 1619 to 1626, and John the Brewer, another member of the family, had been famous for his Yarmouth ales. In 1819 young American Luther Felton joined with a Mr. Bennett in an independent rum distilling venture as 'Bennett & Felton', and in 1825 started his own Crystal Spring Distillery on Washington Street, Boston. He abandoned this in 1839 and built an entirely new plant.

The company became Felton & Son when he took in his eldest son Luther Harvey Felton in 1844, a partnership which lasted for fifteen years. Luther senior retired in 1859 and died in 1868 aged seventy-eight. Luther junior carried on the firm as Felton & Waters, and from 1867 to 1875 as Felton & Stone. Twenty-seven year old Frederic L Felton of the third generation became a partner in 1875.

So far the business had been one of selling rum in barrels to taverns and to rectifiers, but from 1893 they began bottling, and developed a brisk trade in rum for ice cream, candies, mincemeat, and for curing tobacco. By the time the fifth generation Frederic L Felton 11 took over, Felton & Son were the only distiller of New England Rum left. Felton's 'Pilgrim' and 'Crystal Spring' rum were some of the final brands in a rum distilling exercise that had been a very lively one for two hundredyears.

The flow of New England Rum had been reduced from a torrent to a trickle.” Perhaps one of the best examples of early New England rum, Felton & Son’s rum bottles have a nostalgic, classic appeal to the rum collector which makes them a very popular item in auctions.

[Source: Rum Yesterday and Today by Hugh Barty-King & Anton Massel, 1983, p. 162-163]

Built in 1848 and enlarged several times, the building known as “The Distillery” in South Boston existed primarily as a rum distillery, first for the Crystal Spring Rum label. Around the turn of the century, it became the Bay State Brewery, and in 1910 it returned to its distillery status for the label, Pilgrim Rum.

By 1983 it ceased its liquor production. After it was purchased by its current owners in 1984, it was used for light manufacturing, warehouse and office space. Around 1991, the owners worked on a new goal for the old brick structure – to convert it into an artist community by creating studio spaces to rent to local artists. The owners themselves are connected to the arts; one has three children who are artists, and the other earned a degree in fine arts with a minor in art history.
[Source: Artists at The Distillery, 2004]

Records from pre-pro Boston, MA directory:

•Felton (1819)
Felton & Son
516-523 East 2nd (South Boston)
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Brands: Crystal Spring Rum old felton rye felton rye Felton's New England Rum Pilgrim Straight New England Rum

•Felton (1860)
Felton & Stone (Boston)
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Brands: Felton & Stone - Crystal Spring Distillery - Rum
[Source: The pre-Prohibition Glass-Collector's Site, 2005]

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Felton's Pure Crystal Spring Rum
Felton's Crystal Spring Rum
Pilgrim Rum 90 Proof
Pilgrim Rum a blend
Class of 1929 special H reserve 100 proof
Pure Old Rum
Rum Ricado

Fishbowl Spirits, Rochester, NY
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Blue Chair Bay White Rum 40% ABV
Blue Chair Bay Coconut 26.5% ABV
Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum 26.5% ABV

Fleischmann Distilling Company, Chicago, IL
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The company is part of Barton Incorporated. Rum is imported from the Virgin Islands.
[Source: Company's web site, 2004]

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Fleischmann's Imported Island Rum 40% alc/vol

Florida Distillers Company
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Florida Distillers Company is based in Auburndale Florida. Their facilities extracted, concentrated, containerized, stored, and shipped citrus and cane molasses-based products. These main product is the production of citrus and cane molasses-based spirits with the added benefits of producing livestock feed supplement, vinegar, cooking wines, and other co-products.

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The distillery received over 70 000 tons a year of citrus and cane molasses by tanker truck and rail car, which was unloaded into bulk storage tanks. These tanks fed the molasses into a network of batch fermentation reactors, where it was diluted with water to the desired degree Brix. If the amount of available sugar was too high or too low, the natural fermentation was inhibited which would result in the alcohol content being too low. As the diluted molasses entered the fermenter, pectinase (an enzyme) was added to improve viscosity and reduce foaming, and cultured yeast was added to begin the fermentation.

During fermentation, heat was released by the exothermic conversion of fruit sugars to ethanol and carbon dioxide, and the batch temperature was allowed to increase from 70°F to 95°F. At higher temperatures, bacteria are more active and yeast less active. Bacteria attack the sugars and convert them into lactic acid, an undesirable product. Potable well water at 70°F removed the generated heat by circulating on the outside of the inner vessel wall, and each fermenter required a flow of about 30 gal/min during the peak period. The temperature increase of the well water was limited to 25°F.

Upon completion of the fermentation cycle, the alcohol mixture (solids, water, and 8% alcohol), called beer, was transferred to an intermediate tank, called a beer well, for holding. From the beer well, the beer passed through a preheater, where alcohol vapors leaving the still warmed the beer, and then to a beer still. As the beer dropped down the still column, vapors (mostly steam) rose from the bottom of the still. These vapors stripped the alcohol from the beer, left the top of the still, and were condensed back into a liquid containing approximately 80% alcohol. The liquid, called hi-wine, was pumped to a designated intermediate storage tank, ready for final distillation.

Meanwhile, stillage and water were removed from the bottom of the beer still and pumped into intermediate tanks. The stillage was then pumped to an evaporator where it was concentrated into nonalcoholic syrup, called residuum, that was shipped offsite either by tanker truck or rail car as a livestock feed supplement.

Hi-wine was pumped from the storage tank to the aldehyde column. The principal function of this column was to separate low boiling impurities from the main alcohol feed stream to yield a distillate that is relatively impurity free. Impurities that had a lower boiling point than that of ethanol were removed from the top of the column; those that were soluble in water and had a higher boiling point than that of ethanol were withdrawn from the bottom of the column.

The distillate from the aldehyde column was condensed and pumped to the rectifying column, which concentrated the ethanol and removed any remaining impurities. The rectifying column yielded a final product of 190 proof (95%) alcohol that was pumped to designated blending tanks before entering the bottling operation.

In the blending tank, the 190 proof alcohol was diluted with demineralized water to the final alcohol content, and then appropriate flavorings and colorants were added to produce the desired final product, which were rums, tequilas, and vodkas.
[Source: Pollution Prevention, 2008]

Cruzan International said that it is exploring 'strategic alternatives' for its Florida Distillers Co. subsidiary, including a possible sale.

… Cruzan is a unit of V&S Vin & Spirit AB …
[Source: Business First, 5.6.2006]

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Bay Street Rum 40% Alc/Vol

Frank-Lin Distillers Products Ltd., San Jose, CA
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So it didn't take the valley any time at all to get back into the swing of things once Prohibition ended in 1933. The Cribari family of winemaking fame started up a liquor distribution business that eventually grew into Frank-Lin Distillers Products, a sizable bottling and distribution operation run by the Maestri family. One of Frank-Lin's most notable products is San Francisco's Skyy Vodka, whose trademark deep blue bottle is without question one of the coolest alcohol delivery systems around.
[Source: Metro, June 12, 1997]

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Imported Rum Specially Albertson's Selected 40% alc/vol.
Rum Mocambo Carta Blanca
Plantation Rum
Imported Potter's Rum

Gaetano Specialties, Lockport, IL
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R and B Gaetano Rum and Brandy

General Distillers Corp.
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Made in Cuba.

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Kuban de Luxe

George Washington Distillery, Mount Vernon, VA
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Martha Washington's Colonial Rum will take its place alongside a whiskey created at the reconstructed George Washington distillery in Mount Vernon, VA.

The limited edition spirit, produced in 2005, will debut at Mount Vernon on Monday, Sept. 15. Commemorative bottles of the rum will be auctioned at a Sept. 24 event to benefit Mount Vernon’s educational programs.

The colonial-style rum, handcrafted by a group of master distillers from some of the nation's top distilleries, was fermented from black strap molasses imported from St. Croix and distilled in an 18th-century pot still over an open fire at the site of the George Washington Distillery. It has been aging on the grounds since then.

The distillery is located at 5513 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (State Route 235), three miles south of Mount Vernon’s main entrance.

[Source: Taste for Travel, 2010]

http://tastefortravel.blogspot.com/2008/09/mrs-washington-joins-crowd.html

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Martha Washington Colonial Rum 40% Alc/Vol - Limited Edition, Distilled 2005 in the George Washington Distillery

Graham Barnes Distilling, Austin, TX
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Treaty Oak Platinium Rum

Gray Wine & Spirits Co.
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Gray's Falcon Brand 90 Proof

Great Lakes Distillery, Milwaukee, WI
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Guy Rehorst is the founder of Great Lakes Distillery having started the company in 2004. Despite numerous obstacles Guy managed to license and begin distillery operations in 2006, establishing the first beverage distillery in Wisconsin since prohibition.

In 2009 Guy was instrumental in getting Wisconsin state laws that prohibited distilleries from tasting or selling their own product changed. By mid year Great Lakes Distillery was able to open the states first distillery tasting room. Later that same year Guy played a crucial role in preventing an effort to increase alcohol excise taxes 58% in the state of Wisconsin.

Besides managing day to day Business at Great Lakes Distillery Guy is active in the micro-distilling industry having established the ADIforums to further communication among industry members. Guy has recently been appointed to the Craft Distillers Advisory Council of the Washington DC based Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

Previously Guy was a founder of a high tech manufacturer that was twice listed on the Inc500 list of fastest growing companies in the US. He is still often heard wondering aloud what he will do when he grows up.

[Source: Company's web site, 2010]

DEATH OF THE MILWAUKEE LIQUOR INDUSTRY

Article courtesy of John Lindsay with minor alterations by the Editor Mike Reilly. Visit Mike's website which includes more distillery info and info of interest to bottle collectors.

Last Revised 01/01/2007

About a hundred and twenty years ago, the Milwaukee liquor industry was dealt a death blow. Here is how it happened.

The distilleries and the breweries grew up here before the Civil War in competitive harmony, even though beer was not then used as a chaser. With Milwaukee whiskey selling for 15 cents a gallon, there was little need for slowing down consumption by the use of chasers of any kind.

During the Civil War, the Federal government slapped a $1 a barrel tax on beer and a $1 a gallon on whiskey, which made beer drinking a bargain and led thrifty Milwaukeeans to change their drinking habits.

After the war, the whiskey tax was raised to $2 a gallon, even though President Ulysses Grant, of all people should have known better. There were then eight distilleries in Milwaukee and a number of others outside the city limits. The local distillers were Otto Bierbach, Brunst & Casperi, Koeffler Bros., O'Neill & Reynolds, Rindshopf & Son, J.B. Schram, P. Young, and Schuckman and Waldeck.

Even in those days, Milwaukee was a law abiding community and the distillers paid the $2 tax, grumbling all the way. But before long they ran into difficulty with competition from Chicago distillers. Chicago whiskey was selling here for $1.15 a gallon. Bierbach, Brunst, Koeffler, Rindshopf and their friends figured out that if the Chicagoans could sell whiskey that was taxed at $2 a gallon, for $1.15 they must not be paying the tax. They were paying off the people charged with enforcing the tax instead. Most of the Milwaukeeans switched over to the new rules that were developed by the Chicagoans. Washington found its liquor tax wasn't bringing in much revenue, but everyone else was satisfied until 1876, when the stakes were raised.

It was then that Congress decided that a manufacturer of contraband booze would be subject to a prison term as well as a fine. Jacob Nunnemacher, for one decided to get out of the business. He sold his Nunnemacher Distillery, located well out in the country near what is now 27th & Oklahoma, to the Kinnickinnic Distilling Co. He had been willing to take a chance with a fine, but wasn't ready to go to jail. The Kinnickinnic outfit, despite its catchy name , didn't last long, and within a few years only three distilleries remained in the city. They were Meadow Spring Distilling Co., Wm. Bergenthal Co., and John Meiner.

By 1916, there were only two distilleries here, although one had three companies operating out of the same address. National Distilling was one, and S.C. Herbst was the other. Herbst's three firms were, Benson Creek Distillery, Old Judge Distilling Co., and the Old John E. Fitzgeralds Distillery.

Prohibition closed these distilleries down, but the real turning point was in 1876, when Jake Nunnemacher decided that he didn't want to risk going to jail.

Editor's Note: Additions to the Liquor Industry Business in Milwaukee

Some of Milwaukee's earliest distilleries did not only make liquor but ale and beer as well. The first was what became the Lake Brewery, Milwaukee's earliest brewery. Another was the Empire Brewery operated by the Best family.

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[Source: Company's web site, 2010]

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Roaring Dan's Rum Maple flavored rum 45% Alcohol by Vol,

Haleakala Distillers, Hawaii
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maui Dark Rum is a rum made by Haleakala Distillers from 100% Maui sugarcane and purified water. In 2010 the US Patent and Trademark Office granted the exclusive trademark for this product: Maui Dark Rum R.

Products:
Maui Platinium Rum 40% alc/vol.
Maui Gold Rum 40% alc/vol.
Maui Dark Rum 40% alc/vol.
Braddah Kimo's Da Bomb Extreme Rum Alcohol 77.5% by Volume
Braddah Kimo's Mo'Bettah Silvah Rum 40% alc/vol.
Braddah Kimo's Mo'Bettah Gold Rum 40% alc/vol.

Hang Loose Rum Co., Hawaii
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Hang Loose Authentic Kauai Dark Rum 40% Alc by Vol
Hang Loose Pineapple Rum Rum with Pineapple Flavour 20% Alc by Vol
Hang Loose Coconut Rum Rum with Coconut Flavour 20% Alc by Vol

Haus Alpenz, Edina, MN
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Batavia-Arrack van Oosten 50% alc/vol

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Hawaiian Distillers, Inc., a Hawaiian Corporation, has been in business for more than forty years. Before 1980 it was mainly manufacturing tourist items, including ceramics and specialty Polynesian Liqueurs.
[Source: Company's web site, 2000]

Products:
Hana Bay Premium Dark Rum 40% alc/vol
Hana Bay Premium Dark Rum 40% alc/vol
Hana Bay Premium Gold Rum 40% alc/vol
Hana Bay Premium Light Rum 40% alc/vol
Hana Bay Special 151 Proof Rum 75.5% alc/vol
Hana Bay Spiced Rum 35% alc/vol
Hawaiian Pineapple Rum Hawaiian Distillers 1985
Hula Girl Rum Hawaiian Distillers 1984
King Kamehameha Hawaiian Distillers 1984
Maui Rums of Hawaii
Oahu Rums of Hawaii
Whaler's Rum Whaler´s 14 y.o. Limited Edition

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Shortly after Prohibition ended in the United States, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., was founded in Bardstown, Kentucky by the Shapira family to produce and market Bourbon and premium American whiskeys. At the time, it was as speculative a new business venture as the dot com start-ups of the 1990's — a company founded with no brands, no available stocks of whiskey, and at the height of the Great Depression. Today, the company has overcome these initial challenges and grown to become the largest independent, family-owned producer and marketer of distilled spirits in the country. According to industry analysts, Heaven Hill is now the seventh largest spirits supplier in the United States and is the second largest holder of aging Bourbon whiskey in the world with an inventory in excess of 675,000 barrels.

Over the last two decades Heaven Hill has moved beyond its traditional focus on American whiskeys to become a broadly diversified spirits supplier. Heaven Hill's portfolio includes both domestically produced products, such as Evan Williams Bourbon and Christian Brothers Brandy, as well as a growing line of selected imported brands from around the world, such as Hpnotiq Liqueur and Isle of Jura Single Malt Scotch. Brands are identified and developed to take advantage of the many varied consumer tastes that exist in the vast U.S. distilled spirits market. These brands are then sold on a national basis through an innovative and aggressive marketing and sales organization under a concept that is unique to the industry.

With an already robust business in the United States, Heaven Hill has now mounted an aggressive international expansion plan, forming partnerships with like-minded companies throughout the world. Heaven Hill has established its brands in over 40 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim, Central and South America.

The company's success is based on the fact that it is large enough to market brands aggressively in the United States and throughout the world, yet small enough to care about every brand and be responsive to the needs of every customer. Heaven Hill's formula for growth begins with the commitment to support its current portfolio of brands, while continuing to diversify by adding new products through internal development, agency relationships and acquisitions. Throughout its product line, Heaven Hill offers a competitive advantage by emphasizing unique characteristics like extra aging, superior quality, innovative packaging and uncompromised craftsmanship. Whether it is a Bourbon from Kentucky's First Distiller, such as Evan Williams, or a Gin first produced by the Lord Mayor of London, such as Burnett's, Heaven Hill products enjoy heritage, history and an unexcelled reputation.

In stark contrast to the unpredictable and ever-consolidating spirits industry, Heaven Hill remains fiercely independent, guided by the steady hands of the Shapira and Homel families. The company is dedicated to establishing long-term relationships with their customers in order to build strong brands and implement consistent, effective programming. Heritage, stability and dedication define Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., a company committed to producing and marketing the highest quality spirits products worldwide.

Company Timeline
1783 — William Heavenhill is born 'during an Indian raid which was being waged, under the cliffs near Rowan Creek' at the site of present day Heaven Hill Distilleries.
1783 — Evan Williams sets up his distillery on the banks of the Ohio in Louisville at what is now 4th Street, thereby becoming Kentucky's First Distiller.
1789 — Rev. Elijah Craig, a Baptist minister and farmer who had immigrated to Kentucky from Virginia, experiences a fire in his barn where he stores whiskey barrels. Putting his new whiskey in the burnt barrels anyway, Craig soon discovered that the whiskey would age better in the charred barrels, picking up color and flavor, and earning Craig the title of the 'Father of Bourbon.'
1837 — Henry McKenna arrives in Kentucky from his native County Derry, Ireland. He sets up his distillery in Fairfield in 1855 where he begins producing his eponymous Bourbon, known as 'Kentucky's Finest Table Whiskey.'
1870 — John E. Fitzgerald introduces his 'private label' Bourbon, Old Fitzgerald, available only on rail and steamship lines and private clubs.
1934 — Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., originally known as 'Old Heavenhill Springs' distillery, is founded by a group of Bardstown-area investors and the five Shapira brothers, David, Ed, Gary, George and Mose. The company has 12 employees at the time of its founding.
1935 — Barrel #1 is filled on December 13. Bourbon Falls is the company's first label.
1942 — Harry Homel sells his interest in the Jim Beam Company and forms an association with the Shapira family. Heaven Hill, and many other distilled spirits production plants, are shut down during World War II and work with the government to produce alcohol for the war effort.
1946 — Earl Beam leaves the Beam Company to succeed his cousin, Harry Beam, as Heaven Hill's Master Distiller.
1971 — Current Heaven Hill president Max L. Shapira joins the family business.
1973 — Current Heaven Hill executive vice president Harry J. Shapira joins the family business.
1979 — Current president of Heaven Hill Sales Company Jeffrey S. Homel joins the family business.
1982 — Parker Beam's son and current Heaven Hill Master Distiller Craig Beam joins the family business.
1996 — George Shapira, last surviving member of the five founding brothers, passes away.
1999 — Heaven Hill acquires the historic Bernheim Distillery, The Christian Brothers Brandies, and the Old Fitzgerald Bourbon brand.
2000 — Heaven Hill acquires the full line of Whaler's Flavored Rums.
2001 — Current Heaven Hill Director of Marketing Strategy Kate Shapira Latts and her husband, Director of Corporate Planning Allan Latts, join the family business.

Family
Heaven Hill Distilleries enjoys the distinction of being America's largest independent family-owned spirits producer and marketer. The idea of family is a guiding principal at Heaven Hill, providing continuity of leadership and consistency of mission in every part of our business. Three families in particular have been instrumental in the founding and success of the company—the Shapira family, the Homel family, and the Beam family.
The Shapira Family

Since the company was founded in 1934, the Shapira family has been a steady hand at the helm of Heaven Hill, through three generations and a multitude of changes to the industry. From the time the five founding brothers began the company after Prohibition, to its growth and diversification under second generation family members Max and Harry Shapira, to its current position as an acknowledged industry leader, Heaven Hill has always taken great pride in being family run. It has grown to be the nation's largest independent family-owned producer and marketer of distilled spirits products. And with its third generation of family management now in place with Max Shapira's daughter Kate S. Latts and her husband Allan Latts, the company's unique position in the industry is assured well into the future.

Heaven Hill, under the three generations of Shapira family leadership, has steadily built the business through internal brand development, line extensions, agency relationships and strategic acquisitions. Now the country's seventh largest spirit supplier, much of the growth has come during Max Shapira's tenure as president. Returning to his family business in 1971 after a period on Wall Street, Max has overseen a period of dynamic expansion in an often-turbulent industry climate.

With an impressive portfolio of merchandisable brands in every category and strong long-term relationships within their channels of distribution, the third generation of the Shapira family is well positioned to continue and expand Heaven Hill's unique position in the distilled spirits industry.

The Homel Family
After founding the James B. Beam Distilling Co. with two partners shortly after the repeal of Prohibition, Harry Homel sold his interest in the Beam Company and formed an association with the Shapira family at Heaven Hill in the mid-1940's. Traveling the country for months at a time, Harry Homel set up a nationwide network of wholesalers to sell Heaven Hill's products.

Continuing the tradition at Heaven Hill and the close association between the Shapira and Homel families, Harry's son Leonard followed in his footsteps to direct the sales efforts for Heaven Hill.

In 1979, Leonard's son Jeff became the third generation of the Homel family to join Heaven Hill. The sales organization has been under his direction since 1989, during which Heaven Hill has grown to become one of the country's leading spirits suppliers.

The Beam Family
For over a quarter-century, Heaven Hill Distilleries' seventh-generation Master Distiller, Parker Beam, has been practicing his family's craft for distilling, aging and selecting some of the world's most critically-acclaimed Bourbons.

Today, Parker is joined by his son Craig, who works alongside his father in much the same way as Parker did years before with his father, Earl. Together, the two are responsible for making sure that the Bourbon that is produced at the Bernheim Distillery possesses the same high quality and consistent taste consumers have come to expect from Heaven Hill's Bourbon portfolio.

Park Beam, Parker's grandfather and namesake, was the brother of James Beauregard Beam, better known as 'Jim' Beam. It was Parker's father, Earl, who was the first to ply his trade at Heaven Hill. Earl, in turn, officially turned the title of Master Distiller over to Parker in 1975. In doing so, Parker became the seventh generation Beam to achieve such a lofty title. With Craig Beam now entrenched in the business of distilling, the family's continued legacy of making Bourbon is assured. Parker Beam first began working at Heaven Hill in 1960 while Craig began work with the company in 1982.

Key Facts
• Heaven Hill Distilleries is America's largest independent, family-owned producer and marketer of distilled spirits.

• Heaven Hill is America's seventh largest supplier of distilled spirits.

• Aging in its facilities is the second largest inventory of aging Kentucky whiskey in the world, with over 675,000 barrels. This accounts for nearly 17 percent of the world's future supply of Bourbon.

• Heaven Hill has filled over 4.5 million barrels of Kentucky Bourbon since it was founded after the repeal of Prohibition.

• Heaven Hill produces its whiskeys at the historic Bernheim Distillery, which has the designation of being Kentucky Distilled Spirits Plant (DSP) #1.

• Among other brands, Heaven Hill produces Evan Williams, America's second largest selling Bourbon, Elijah Craig, the original Small Batch Bourbon, and Old Fitzgerald, a wheated Bourbon with a storied history

• In addition to fine Bourbons, Heaven Hill's diverse brand portfolio includes products in every distilled spirits category, including The Christian Brothers Brandies, Hpnotiq Liqueur, Burnett's Gin and Vodka and Whaler's Rum.

• Heaven Hill also imports fine spirits from all over the world, serving as licensed US agents for such renowned brands as Isle of Jura Single Malt Scotch, O'Mara's Irish Country Cream, El Conquistador 100% Blue Agave Tequila, Lazzaroni Amaretto and Ansac Cognac.

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Imported Heaven Hill Full-bodied Virgin Islands Gold Rum 40% alc/vol
Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum 46.5% alc/vol

Heublein Bros
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The Club Rum Cocktail
Daiquiri

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House Spirits Distillery came about in 2004 in the quaint town of Corvallis, OR. The distillery was started by 2 gentlemen, Lee Medoff and Christian Krogstad, both of whom have done their time making great beer, very drinkable wine and even better spirits.

After a long year of commuting the boys moved House Spirits Distillery north to Portland, OR, a much shorter drive from their homes. At this time Lee and Christian partnered with Mixologist and cocktail consultant Ryan Magarian to release the ever popular Aviation Gin.

A year later after being bugged and begged by visitors, family and friends the boys released the little brother, Krogstad Aquavit. In the deep chill of Winter 2008 they released their first of many Limited Release Line spirits. And, of course, Oregon Whiskey is on it's way…
[Source: Company's web site, 2010]

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House Spirits Rum 100% Hawaiian Turbinado Cane Rum 42.17% alc by vol

Indies Distilled Products, Ltd.
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St. Thomas Liqueur 40% alc/vol

J. A. Dougherty's Sons Co.
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Virgin Islands Rum. The company is part of Barton Incorporated.
[Source: Company's web site, 2004]

http://www.bartonbrands.com/

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Imported Skol 40% Alc/Vol

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Virgin Islands Rum.

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San Marcos 40% alc/vol.
Prestige edition Gourmet Selection Rum 40% alc/vol

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Gelson's Finest Light Rum White Label 40% alc/vol
Gelson's Finest Dark Rum Gold Label 40% alc/vol

J. J. Doyle
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Superior Jamaica type rum

Jenkins Spirits Corporation, Ltd.
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Long John Silver Spiced Rum 35% alc/vol

John H. Waters & Co
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John Lawrence & Sons, Medford, MA
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•Lawrence (1900)
John Lawrence & Sons
22 Riverside Ave. (Medford)
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John McDonald & Co. Brighton, Mass.
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Felton's Rum

Joseph Burnett Co, Boston, Mass
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Burnett's Pure Flavor - Rum Rum, Sugar, Water Alkohol 12 Percent

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White Label 40% alc/vol
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Kuya Fusion Rum 35% alc/vol

Kings Distilling Products Ltd
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King's De Luxe Rum 40% alc/vol

Kolani Distillers LLC, Paia, HI
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Kolani originally planned to start distilling last August, but Case says he signed an additional agreement that required extensive adjustments to his equipment. Rather than starting up, then stopping to retool, Kolani decided to put off production until everything was in place.

Kolani is proposing to distill more than just rum. The Sargents are doing rum and only rum, although their permit from the Department of Liquor Control allows other beverages, including okolehao.

[Source: The Maui News, 2005]

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Koloa Rum Company, Hawaii
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Company was established in the year 2001

The Koloa Rum Corporation was created for a number of reasons. We wanted to make something on Kauai that would be a source of pride, to assist in saving plantation jobs, to develop new good paying jobs, make a Kauai Product and to allow tourists to experience a little Hawaiian history, in an authentic Hawaiian atmosphere and take a little piece of Hawaii home with them along with their great vacation memories. Tasting rooms are a proven business model and are located in nearly all fifty states. Like a winery tasting room the Koloa Rum Corporation will provide a unique visitor experience that employs local agricultural products, gives tourists another reason to visit Kauai and creates new employment opportunities.

The Koloa Rum product line will include light, amber, dark, spiced and coconut rums in 750 ml, 1 liter, and 1.75 bottles. A premixed Mai Tai and a Mai Tai mix will also be part of the product line. We are planning on offering a line of rum cakes once we have the bottled rum production up to speed.

The tasting room micro distillery will be located at the Historic Kilohana Plantation just outside of Lihue on the Kaumualii highway headed toward Koloa town. The tasting room will be conveniently located between Gaylord’s Restaurant and the Plantation Railway station next to the new Kalamaku Luau pavilion. The tasting room has been designed to be in harmony with the historical Hawaiiana feel of the Kilohana Plantation. We are planning on starting the construction of the tasting room June 2008.

The production of the majority of our authentic Hawaiian rum will take place at our 19,000 sq feet facility in Kalaheo. We expect to order the distillation equipment in the near future. Installation is expected in mid 2008. Our stills have been designed specifically to make world class rum using molasses and sugar from Gay & Robinson Plantation.

To this day Gay & Robinson sugar is considered to be the finest in the world. When you combine rain water the wettest spot on earth, (with its origin in the pure waters of the north pacific) cascading down from the top of Mt. Waialeale, caressed by the pure ocean breezes, intense tropical sun, volcanic soils and the Kauai Island Ohana you create the most productive sugar plantation on earth. From this sugar plantation comes the finest sugar and molasses possible. Having access to best ingredients insures you can make the best rum. Our rum making process will combine traditional pot distillation techniques, aging with toasted oak as well as the most up to date technology to insure a consistent premium high quality product.

Kauai is the natural home for the Koloa Rum Corporation. Captain James Cook and the crews of the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery first arrived off of Kauai in 1779. Kauai was site of the first Hawaii landing of Captain James Cook in 1778. In the holds of both ships were barrels of rum.

In addition to being the first Island Captain Cook contacted in 1779 the Koloa mill was the first sugar mill in the Hawaiian Islands, beginning in the 1830s. The first successful sugar cane plantation was started in Koloa, Kauai in 1835. It’s first harvest in 1837 produced 2 tons of raw sugar.

The old timers tell us small batch rum was produced from the very beginning. Gay & Robinson our primary source for our molasses and cane juice is one of the only two remaining sugar mills in operation on the Hawaiian Islands. With the current statewide ethanol mandate in place sugars survival is assured.

As one sugar mill after another closed in the 1980’s it became evident there would be a need for value added agricultural business that could employ local Hawaiian workers. The Koloa Rum Corporation was founded as a way to continue to use land to produce world class, value added agricultural products coveted around the world for their unique flavor and quality. Our rum fits the bill perfectly.

Initially Koloa Rum products will be distributed in Hawaii and on the west coast of the United States. We will expand to the rest of the United States and begin international distribution once we insure we can supply these markets.

The Koloa Rum Corporation is owned by Greg Schredder a long time resident of Kauai, John Stallcup a frequent Kauai visitor who resides in Napa and a group of mostly local investors.

[Source: Company's web site, 2008]

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Kaua'i White Hawaiian Rum 40% alc/vol
Kaua'i Gold Hawaiian Rum 40% alc/vol
Kaua'i Dark Hawaiian Rum 40% alc/vol

Kraken Rum Co, IN
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Lahaina Rum Co., San Jose CA
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Lahaina Extra Fine Special Dark Rum 40% Alc/Vol

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William Laird, a County Fyfe Scotsman, settled in Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1698. At this time he began the production of AppleJack for his own use, as well as, his friends and neighbors. While in Scotland, it is believed that William Laird was involved in the production of Scotch. Thus upon his arrival to the New World, he employed his expertise by using the most abundant natural resource in the area, apples.

In 1717 the Colts Neck Inn, Colts Neck, New Jersey, was built by a Laird ancestor as a stopping place for stage coaches and dispatch riders traveling from Freehold to Amboy, New Jersey. Our first physical records referring to the commercial distillation and sale of AppleJack were entered in Robert Laird's account book of operations in 1780. Although, the distribution and sale of AppleJack undoubtedly occurred approximately 100 years prior to this date.

Apple Jack - Apple Brandy was a standard item on the Colts Neck Inn's menu. From family records, it appears to have been one of the Inn's best sellers. Frequent mention is made of the travelers taking AppleJack along with them. Robert Laird's account book of 1780 indicates a price of four shillings, six pence per gallon of 'cider spirits' (AppleJack). This represented about a half day's wages.

Robert Laird was a Revolutionary War Soldier under the command of George Washington. When the troops were in the Monmouth County area, the Laird family supplied them with AppleJack. Historical records indicate that George Washington wrote to the Laird family some time prior to 1760 asking for their recipe for the production of AppleJack. The Laird family supplied the requested information and entries appear in George Washington's diary in the 1760's regarding the production of 'cyder'.

Samuel Laird, the third son of Robert Laird, became the proprietor of the Colts Neck Inn in 1812. The AppleJack distillery flourished at this site until 1849. During this year, a fire burned the distillery to the ground. Shortly after that, the second Robert Laird, son of Samuel, moved the distillery down the road to Scobeyville. This present site of Laird & Company was founded in 1851 for the commercial production of AppleJack on an expanded scale. Robert Laird's records show frequent shipments to various points in the United States, particularly to Denver and Los Angeles. Friends had moved, but they still wanted to enjoy AppleJack.

In the late 1820's an Evangelist known as Johnny Appleseed taught religion in the Ohio River settlements. While he preached, he handed apple seeds to his congregation and saw to it that the seeds were planted. Years later, when the trees bore fruit, he taught his followers how to make AppleJack. This was the beginning of AppleJack's continued popularity along the Ohio River valley.

Abraham Lincoln served Apple Brandy in his Springfield, Illinois tavern. His published list of rates, dated 1833, shows Apple Brandy at 12? a half pint. This would appear to be a low price, but Lincoln's same list shows that lodging per night was 12.5?, and breakfast, dinner or supper was 25?.

Laird & Company continued to operate at the Scobeyville site under the direction of Joseph T. Laird, Jr., (Samuel's grandson) until Prohibition was declared. During Prohibition, the company survived through the production and sale of various apple products, such as sweet cider and apple sauce.

In September 1933, Laird & Company was granted a federal license under the Prohibition Act to distill Apple Brandy for medicinal purposes. This made it possible for John E. Laird and his brother Joseph T. Laird, III to produce legal inventories of AppleJack. Thus, AppleJack became available to the public immediately after the repeal of Prohibition. At this time modern stills were built and modern equipment such as cider presses, warehouses, laboratories and bottling facilities were installed.

Since repeal, Laird & Company has been in continual operation except for the Second World War. During this period, the Scobeyville plant was converted to the drying and dehydration of apple pomace for pectin and other products to aid in the war effort.

During Prohibition a large number of illegal distilleries operated along the east coast for the production of 'bootleg AppleJack'. At this time, it was believed that bootleg AppleJack was probably the safest spirit beverage to consume, since it was made from apples with no adulterants added.

After repeal, most of the AppleJack distilleries became legal. Unfortunately the flavor and quality of their product did not meet Laird & Company's high standards. Thus, Laird & Company, then headed by John E. Laird, Jr., pursued a campaign to buy up these distilleries to protect the quality and flavor of this unique beverage. Since that time, Laird & Company has produced something in excess of 95 percent of all AppleJack - Apple Brandy sold in this country.

The year 1951 marked the millionth case of Laird's AppleJack to be packed since repeal of the eighteenth amendment. It was an occasion for a celebration with each employee receiving one silver dollar for each year of service.

In a resolution passed by the New Jersey State Senate in March 1964, special tribute was paid to AppleJack Brandy. 'The members of the Senate of the State of New Jersey salute the AppleJack Brandy producers as the oldest native distilled spirit beverage industry in the United States'. Today, the Laird's distillery in Scobeyville, New Jersey is recognized as the oldest operating distillery in the country.

The present bottling facility of Laird & Company was built in 1965. There have been three additions to this original building since. The warehouse bordering on Laird Road and the production offices were constructed in 1975. An addition to the processing department was built in 1979. In 1980, another warehouse was added on, totaling 155,000 square feet of space.

Today, Laird & Company produces close to 1.5 million cases of distilled spirits annually. Due to our continuous efforts to upgrade our bottling facilities with more sophisticated machinery and equipment, we actually have the present capability of producing three million per year.

Approximately 35% of the annual production is contract bottling. Various companies ship product in bulk to Laird's advanced processing facility. Here, Laird & Company provides the services of blender, bottler and shipper. Since 1968, Laird & Co. has served such clients as Hiram Walker, W.A. Taylor, '21' Brands, Maidstone Wine & Spirits, Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons, Wellington Importers, Shaw Ross Importers, Inc., Sidney Frank Importing Co., Sazerac, Park Benzinger & Co., Blair Imports, Wine Merchants, Ltd., Premier Wine Merchants, Specialty Spirits and J. Armando Bermudez & Company.

Today Laird & Company is not just 'Laird's AppleJack'. Along with its flagship brand it produces quality Vodka, Gin, Canadian, Scotch, Bourbon Blends, French Brandy, Tequila, Rum and Cordials. It also imports a wide variety of fine wines and spirits.

Since 1698 when William Laird settled in Monmouth County, the Laird family has been associated with the production of AppleJack, and over the years has diversified with other types of distilled spirits. Larrie W. Laird, eighth generation of the Laird family, currently heads the family run firm. John E. Laird, III and Lisa Laird, both of the ninth generation, hold the positions of Executive Vice President and Vice President, respectively.

The above information was provided by Laird & Co. in February, 1997.
[Source: The history of Laird & Company. 2002]http://www.colts-neck.nj.us/hist/lairds.html

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Laird's Imported Rum 40% alc/vol
Moraga Cay Imported Rum 40% alc/vol

Le Vecke Corporation
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Colorado Black Diamond Rum 40% alcohol by volume
Diamond Brand Dark 40% alc/vol
Diamond Brand Light 40% alc/vol
Imported Coral Bay Premium Rum 40% alc/vol
Premium dark Rum 40% alc/vol
Premium Light Rum 40% alc/vol
Ron Antigua Extra Fine 40% alc/vol
Ron Antigua Special 151 proof 75.5% alc/vol
Ron de Silva 40% alc/vol
Ron Vega Amber Label 40% alc/vol
Ron Vega Silver Label 40% alc/vol
Schooner Bay Extra Fine Caribbean Rum 40% alc/vol

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Leather Stallion Saloon 40% Alc/Vol

Leroux & Co. Inc., Philadelphia, PA
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Figaro Rum

Liquid International Premium Spirits, Co. / Lips
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Treasure Island Rum 8 years

Lyons
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M. S. Walker, Boston, Mass
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Old Medford Brand Rum

Macy, R.C., New York
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Old Boston Medford Rum
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Majestic Distilling, Lansdowne, Maryland
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Majestic Distilling Co., Inc. was founded by Mr. Zellic Cohen in 1943 as a distillery, rectification and bottling plant. In 1950, his oldest son, Victor, joined Zellic in the management of the company. After graduating college and finishing military service, younger brothers Sidney and Harold joined the company as well. After several decades of distilling fine Maryland Rye Whiskey, the focus of operation moved primarily to the rectification and bottling aspects of the business.

During Majestic's 61+ years of history in the liquor manufacturing industry, we have had some notable accomplishments. We were the first company in the industry to have a fully computerized order processing and tracking system. Additionally, we have made some unique design changes to our bottling line, which allow for the quickest and most flexible operation in the industry. Today, Majestic Distilling Company sells products in over 30 states, and around the world. Under the ownership of Mr. Victor Cohen, our strong management team is continuing our half-century tradition of product-excellence and customer service. We offer our customers the highest level of individual attention, as well as the most rapid order turnaround in the industry.
[Source: Company's web site, 2005]

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Imported Port Royal West Indies Rum 40% Alc./Vol.
Imported Port Royal West Indies Ultra Dark Rum 40% Alc./Vol.
Buccaneer Imported Virgin Island Rum 40% Alc./Vol.

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Many, Blanc & Co, Chicago, Ill
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Queen of Jamaica 85 Proof

Marblehead Bravo Development, Marblehead
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Finest Old Demerara Skipper Rum 40% alc/vol

Margaritaville
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Margaritaville Premium Jamaica Silver Rum
Margaritaville Premium Jamaica Dark Rum
Margaritaville Premium Jamaica Spiced Rum
Margaritaville Premium Jamaica Coconut Rum

Marimba Rum Company, Beaverton, OR
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Marimba Rum Company is a division of Hood River Distillers.
[Source: Company's web site, 2004]

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Spiced Breeze
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Martell's Wine & Liquor Co, NY
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Ron Tarta Imported Rum

Matusalem & Co.
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Cuba
The company started by the Camp brothers in 1872 as a family affair. It was originally called Camp & Brothers, S.A. Around 1912 Benjamin Camp moved back to Spain, from there on the company was in the hands of his brother Eduardo and Evaristo Álvarez. Eventually, one of the daughters of Evaristo Álvarez married the son of Eduardo Camp.

In the early 1900's the son of Evaristo, Claudio Álvarez LeFebre entered the company. The corporate name was then changed to Álvarez Camp & Co. The 'new' Cuban rum rapidly caught on in the world's markets.

In the early 1940's Claudio Álvarez LeFebre's only son, Claudio Álvarez Soriano, joined the firm. His hard work and outstanding administrative skills earned him the respect of workers and competitors alike. From here on, the company experienced a period of tremendous growth and by the 1950's it had already captured 50% of the Cuban market.

Matusalem was the leading rum sold in Cuba. At the beginning of the year 1956 died Claudio Álvarez LeFebre and six months later Claudio Álvarez Soriano, too. That same year starts the guerrilla war against President Fulgencio Batista. By 1960 the Álvarez family, the company and the country were utterly changed - forever. It was the end of an era.

United States
In 1961 was established Matusalem & Co in U.S.A.

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Carta Oro Ron Matusa 5 Years
Roncoco Liqueur
Ron Matusalem Carta Plata 40% Alc./Vol.
Ron Matusalem Carta Oro Solera Blender 5 40% Alc./Vol.
Ron Matusalem Classic Black Solera Blender 7 40% Alc./Vol.
Ron Matusalem Establecido 1872 40% Alc./Vol.
Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva Solera Blender 15 40% Alc./Vol.
Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva Solera 23
Ron Matusalem Red Flame 75.5% Alc./Vol.

McCormick Distilling Co., Weston, MO
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While exploring the American west by way of the Missouri River in the early 1800s, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark discovered natural limestone springs in the rolling hills of northwest Missouri. By 1830 these pure springs were supplying water to wagon trains preparing for the long westward trek across the prairies on the Santa Fe and Overland Trails. Years later, Ben Holladay, an enterprising businessman living in Weston, Missouri, saw these springs and knew they provided an ideal ingredient for making great whiskey, limestone spring water. In addition, Holladay recognized that the vast majority of wagon trains were passing west through Weston. The wagon train volume and a desire for good whiskey prompted him to start his distillery in 1856.
Because Holladay's time was taken up with several other enterprises, he turned the distillery over to the care of his brother, David, in 1860. The distillery continued producing fine whiskey that not only found its way into some of the most elegant parties and hotels on both coasts, but was poured in the saloons of the old west. Holladay saw this was a great opportunity and began developing the Overland Stage Line. In addition, he helped initiate the Pony Express, and eventually owned and operated steam ships and railroad lines on the Pacific coast. Holladay supplied his wagon trains, stagecoaches, ships and railroads with the bourbon whiskey distilled in Weston.
The distillery remained in the Holladay family until 1895, when it was sold to George Shawhan. After Prohibition, it was purchased by Isadore Singer, who also bought the McCormick label which had been used for a whiskey produced at nearby Waldron, Missouri.
In 1950, McCormick Distilling Company was acquired by Midwest Grain Products, Inc. The acquisition was primarily to accommodate warehousing needs for alcohol being produced at its Atchison, Kansas facility. However, the company soon realized the importance of the springs for producing premium whiskey. The distillery, thus, returned to its original purpose.
In 1976, during America's Bicentennial, McCormick became one of only two distilleries in the nation to be listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. It received this distinction as the oldest distillery in the United States operating at its original site.
In 1993, the distillery was purchased by a group of private investors. Today, McCormick offers products in more than a dozen categories to markets in all 50 states and 37 foreign countries.

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Deuces Wild Rum Imported Virgin Islands Deluted Rum
Imported McCormick Rum 40% Alc./Vol.
McCormick Rum
Saratoga Special Imported Virgin Islands Dark Rum

McDewell & Adams
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Jamaica rum

McDonough's Liquors
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White Label Rum 40% Alc. by Vol.
Gold Label Rum 40% Alc. by Vol.

Meier's Distilled Products Company
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Meier's Light Dry Rum 40% Alc/Vol
Meier's Rich Golden Rum 40% Alc/Vol

Modern Spirits LLC, Monrovia, CA
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Crusoe Organic Rum 40% alc/vol;
Crusoe Organic Spiced Rum 35% alc/vol;

Mohan's Liquor Store
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Mohan's Glen Dew 40% Alc/Vol
Mohan's Glen Dew 40% Alc/Vol

Mohawk Distilled Products
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Mohawk Imported Rum 40% Alc. by Vol.

Monarch Import Company
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Company is part of River Valley Beverage Group.
[Source: Company's web site, 2004]http://www.liquorbrands.com/

Hood River Distillers, owner of Monarc brand, was established in 1934.
[Source: 'Hood River Distillers Inc., 2004]http://www.hrdspirits.com/

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Premium Plata Monarch Rum 40% alc/vol
Premium Gold Monarch Rum 80 Proof
Premium Dark Monarch Rum 80 Proof
Premium 151 Monarch Rum 151 Proof

Montana Distillery
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Rum Montana Silver Brand 40% alc/vol
Rum Montana Gold Brand 40% alc/vol

Montanya Distillers, Crested Butte, CO
Year established: 2008
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Web page: http://www.montanyadistillers.com/
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Montanya Distillers was founded in Silverton, Colorado in 2008 by Karen and Brice Hoskin. The company relocated to Crested Butte in August, 2011 and opened in the Historic Powerhouse on Elk Avenue in November, 2011.

The original Distillery (from 2008-2011) was on Blair Street in Silverton in a 100 year-old, 2,000 sq. foot stone building. In summer 2011, the Hoskins relocated Montanya Distillers to Crested Butte to help accommodate the company's rapid growth. Crested Butte offered the kind of commercial facilities the Hoskins were unable to secure in Silverton.

The Oro and Platino rums are made from Colorado spring and snowmelt water and sugar cane from Hawaii. Four ingredients are used in the rums (Colorado mountain water, yeast, sugar cane, and caramelized Colorado mountain honey), no additives or colorings, extracts, or flavorings. It’s fermented for over a week and distilled in a copper pot still. Both rums are aged in American Oak barrels from Stranahan's Whiskey in Denver, Colorado.

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Montanya Rum Platino 40% alc/vol
Montanya Rum Oro 40% alc/vol

Montebello Brands Inc.
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Ron Pablo 40% Alc./Vol.
Puerto Martain 75.5% Alc./Vol.
Montebello 21% Alcohol by Volume

Montego Bay
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Montego Bay Light Rum 40% Alc./Vol.
Montego Bay Gold Rum 40% Alc./Vol.
Montego Bay Spiced Rum 35% Alc./Vol.

Monumental Distilling Co.
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Clipper Imported Virgin Island Rum 40% Alc./Vol.
Classic Club Imported Rum 40% Alc. by Vol.

Mr. Boston Distiller, Owensboro, KY
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The company is part of Barton Incorporated.
[Source: Company's web site, 2004]

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Mr. Boston Brand 40% alc/vol

Munson Shaw Co., Deerfield, IL
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British Navy Pusser's Rum 40% alc/vol/alc
British Navy Pusser's Rum 54.5% alc/vol
San Tropique 21% alc/vol

Muskie Mels
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Muskie Mels Rum 40% Alc/Vol

Nelson Distillers
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Rico Bay Superior Silver Label 40% Alc/Vol

New England Distilling Co., Covington, KY & Clinton, MA
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The company is mentioned in 1889 Cincinnati Bell Telephone Book.
[Source: Campbell County (Kentucky) Historical and Genealogical Society, 2003]

In 1935 Schenley International Corporation acquired New England Distilling Company.

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Mayflower Rum Bottled in 1933
Everrett Spring Rum 100 Proof
Everrett Spring Rum 90 Proof

New Holland Brewing Company, Holland, Michigan
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New Holland Brewing Company is a company located in Holland, Michigan. The company operates a microbrewery, located on the city's northside, and a distillery, specialty brew house, restaurant, and pub in downtown Holland. The company's beers are sold at its restaurant and are distributed throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Jason Spaulding and Brett VanderKamp, the founders of New Holland Brewing Company, grew up together in Midland, Michigan, and later attended Hope College. In college Spaulding and VanderKamp cultivated a love of homebrewing, which would bring them together again shortly after graduation. Their business plan took two years to formulate, but once complete, the pair quickly lined up investors, and in 1996 New Holland was founded in Holland, Michigan.
Originally, the duo's goal was to produce beer that was characteristically unique to Western Michigan. Their beer was well received, and the company increased production to just over 5,000 US beer barrels (590,000 l) in 2006. In 2007 the company increased production to over 7,500 US bbl (880,000 l).
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Freshwater Rum Huron White 40% alc/vol

Newport Distilling Company, Middletown, RI
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Company was established in the year 2007

Rum in Newport
As the sugar trade grew in the American colonies in the early 18th century, so did the production of rum. In those days, the distilling was done in the colonies and in particular, Newport, Rhode Island. By 1769 twenty-two distilleries were operating in Newport and it had established itself as the rum capital of the world. Using blackstrap molasses, pot stills, and local water these distillers created a flavorful rum that was enjoyed throughout the world.

However, the second half of the century proved to be much more difficult for the industry. First, the Sugar Act of 1764 increased the cost of getting sugar and molasses from the Caribbean. Second, as Newport was one of the cities that was occupied by the British during the revolution, many of the merchants that made and traded rum there fled their homes and businesses. Finally, by the turn of the century, settlers had moved west and began to turn their corn and barley in to whiskey which was a much less expensive spirit.

By 1817 only two distilleries remained in Newport. Economics, changing tastes, and political turmoil had taken its toll and in 1842, John Whitehorne went bankrupt and the final distillery in Newport closed. Shortly there after, in 1872, Rhode Island’s last distillery, the John Dyer distillery in Providence, shut down.

For 135 years the once thriving Rhode Island distilling industry lay dormant. Finally, in 2007, Newport Distilling Company received the first license to distill in the state since the close of the John Dyer distillery. Naturally, the goal is to recreate the rum that had been world famous 250 years ago. Using the same blackstrap molasses, local water, and pot still techniques, this rum has been resurrected and is now called Thomas Tew.
[Source: Company's web site, 2010]

How it is made
Blackstrap molasses (the most flavorful of the molasses) is combined with water and fermented in the tanks in the brewery adjacent to the distillery. Using the abundant supply of healthy yeast in the brewery (just as it would have happened three centuries ago) the fermentation goes flawlessly and the “wash” is prepared for distillation. The wash is then added 105 gallons at a time to the small pot still and sent through its first distillation. Several distillates are then gathered for the second and final distillation. Unlike more neutral spirits, the second distillation is to polish the spirit while retaining flavor. Further distillation simply takes out the flavors originating from the molasses.

Once the spirit is finished it is placed in American Oak barrels and left to age. A blend of French and American Oak is used inside the barrels to complete the rum. Before packaging the rum is proofed and filtered. Finally, Thomas Tew Rum is put in the bottles, hand dipped into wax, and numbered. It is truly a hand made spirit.
[Source: Company's web site, 2010]

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Thomas Tew authentic pot still Rum 42% Alc/Vol

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North Shore Virgin Island Rum White Label 40% alc/vol

North Station Liquor Mart, Boston, MA
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North Star Brand Straight Rum 100 Proof

Northeastern Liquor Corp., Cambridge, Mass
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Imported from the Virgin Islands in the West Indies

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Ron Virgin White Label 86 Proof

OAK Park Distilling Co.
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The company is part of Majestic Distilling Company.
[Source: Company's web site, 2004]

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Imported Seafarer Virgin Islands Rum 40% Alc. by Vol.
Outer Banks Rum 40% Alc. by Vol.

Odenton Liquors
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Odenton's West Indies Rum 40% Alc/Vol

Ogden’s Own Distillery, Ogden, UT
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Old Mill Wines & Spirits, Inc., Aloha, OR
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The Old Mill Gold Rum 40% alc/vol

Old World Spirits
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Origine Spirits
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Barrique Aged Origine Caribbean Rum Amber

Oronoco, Norwalk, CT
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Panama Jack, Orlando, FL
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The Original Panama Jack Island Spiced Rum

Paramount Distillers
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In 2004, Paramount Distillers will celebrate 70 years as a proud part of Cleveland's business community. Paramount's history dates back to 1934, when J. F. Moessmer founded the company on W. 106th St. a month after the repeal of Prohibition. Under Moessmer, Paramount was a modest operation, marketing primarily cordials and vodka in Ohio and Iowa. The company prospered and moved to its present site on Berea Road in 1946.

In 1957, Robert Gottesman and Associates purchased the company and instituted an expansion program designed to increase the number of products. With his fresh new approach to marketing, sales grew dramatically.

Since Paramount's modest beginnings on W. 106th, the company has grown to a 120,000 square foot headquarters and the product line has diversified into approximately 150 different items in more than 500 sizes which are sold throughout the world. Paramount is the only Ohio corporation with a distilled spirits plant. Aside from the production area, the facility also houses laboratories, labeling and bottling assembly lines, a print shop and warehouse operations.

Paramount's entry into the wine and champagne business came in 1976 when the company purchased Meier's Wine Cellars in Cincinnati, Ohio's oldest and largest winery. By adding wines to its product line, Paramount broadened its product base, but also added valuable real estate to Paramount's holdings, since Meier's vineyards are located on 200 acres of land on North Bass Island in western Lake Erie.
[Source: Company's web site, 2004]

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3 Islands Authentic Spiced Rum 35% Alc/Vol
Citrus Rum
Eagle Citation West Indies Rum 40% Alc/Vol
El Caribe 151 Proof Rum Flaming Rum 75.5% Alc. by Vol.
El Caribe West Indies Rum 40% Alc/Vol
El Caribe West Indies Rum Gold Label Rum 40% Alc. by Vol.
El Caribe White Label Rum 80 Proof
Flannagan's Rum 40% Alc/Vol
Gold Award West Indies Rum Gold Label 40% Alc/Vol
Gold Award West Indies Rum White Label 40% Alc/Vol
Lady Bligh Authentic Coconut Rum
Lady Bligh Authentic Spiced Rum
Paramount Virgin Island Rum Flaming Rum 75.5% alc/vol
Paramount Virgin Island Rum Gold Label 40% alc by vol
Paramount Virgin Island Rum White Label 40% alc by vol
Premier 40% alc/vol
Quality Club West Indies Rum 40% Alc/Vol
Ron Copa Light 30% Alc/Vol
Ron Copa Virgin Island Rum Gold Label 40% alc by vol Paramount;

Pearson's Liquor Annex
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Imported from Virgin Islands

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Pearson's West Indies Rum 40% Alc. by Vol.

Phillips Beverage Company
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Phillips Smooth and Dry Preferred Rum 40% alc/vol
Phillips Raspberry Long Island Iced Tea Blend
Phillips Long Island Iced Tea Blend

Pioneer Distillers Company
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Outrigger Imported West Indies Rum 40% Alc/Vol

Portside Distilled Products Co.
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Newport Imported Rum 40% alc/vol
Rainbow Spirits Imported Rum 40% Alc/Vol

Prichards' Distillery, Kelso, TN
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Founded in 2000 by Phil Prichard.

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Prichards' Crystal Rum
Prichards' Fine Rum
Prichards' Sweet Georgia Belle
Prichard's Cranberry Rum
Prichard's Key Lime Rum

Prohibition Distillery, NY
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Company was established in the year 2009
[Source: Company's web site, 2009]

Prohibition Distillery is planning vodka…and gin…and rum
Prohibition Distillery is based in New York (Long Island) and the former investment banker and realtor brother-sister team want to add to their stock soon by making gin and bourbon.
[Source: Martini Groove, 2009]

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Quackenbush Still-House
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The distillery operated from 1750 to 1810.

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Randall Foods
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Randall Foods Rum 40% Alc/Vol

Records and Goldsborough
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Regent Distillers Products Co., Scobeyville, N.J.
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Banker's Club Imported Rum 40% alc/vol.

Rogue Distillery and Public House, Portland, OR
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2004 International Review of Spirits - Bronze 2003 International Rum Festival - Silver 2003 19th Annual Beverage Dynamics Package Awards - 3rd Place Rogue Rum is dedicated to Jean Lafitte and Blackbeard the pirate, two Rogues whose spirits linger long past their mortal existence. Created in the only Rum distillery in Oregon and the only spirits distillery in Washington, each batch is double-distilled in a process that allows lower grade alcohols to be removed. Any impurities are then eliminated through a hand charcoal fi ltering process that delivers a smooth crisp taste measuring 80 proof.

Dark Rum
Entry notes of ripe vanilla. Finishes with warm, deep fl avors of mocha, caramel and smoke.

White Rum
Sugarcane and berry aromas with a touch of sweet spice. Soft entry leads to vanilla bean, stone fruit and peppery spice notes.
[Source: Company's web site, 2006]

Rogue Rum is currently being distilled at the Rogue Distillery and Public House in Portland, Oregon, and at the Issaquah Brewhouse in Issaquah, Washington. Rogue Spirits are handcrafted in 567 litre grundies using Hawiian cane sugar, and Champagne yeast. Each batch is double distilled, a process that allows lower grade alcohols to be removed. Any remaining impurities are then removed through a hand charcoal filtering process, delivering a smooth crisp taste that measures 80% alcohol at consumption.
[Source: Company's web site, 2006]

Rogue Spirits: Marionberry Rum - March, 2004: A white rum infused with Oregon grown Marionberries. Distilled in Rogue's Distillery and Public House in Portland by Martin Ricci, the 750 ml bottle retails for and features the pirate Jean Lafitte on the label. Rogue's White Rum won a Bronze medal at the 2003 International Rum Festival in St Johns, Newfoundland, and third place in the Beverage Dynamics New Packaging competition!
[Source: Company's web site, 2006]

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Rouge Spirits White Rum 40% alc/vol
Rogue Spirits Dark Rum 40% Alc/Vol
Rouge Spirits Hazelnut Spiced Rum 40% alc/vol

Rom Conga Distilleries Inc
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La Conga Rum 86 Proof

Ron Diaz Rum Co.
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Rondiaz Superior Rum White Rum 40% alc./vol.
Rondiaz Superior Rum Gold Rum 40% alc./vol.
Rondiaz Superior Rum Dark Rum 40% alc./vol.
Ron Rio Importers, Weston, MO
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Ron Rio Virgin Islands Rum 40% alc/vol

Ron Roberto Rum Co.
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Ron Roberto Superior Imported Rum 40% alc/vol

Ronrico Rum Company
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Ronrico Silver Label Extra Smooth Premium 40% alc/vol
Ronrico Gold Label Extra Smooth Premium 40% alc/vol
Ronrico Purple Label Premium 151 Proof 75.5% alc/vol
Ronrico Spiced Rum 32.7% alc/vol

Ryan & Wood Inc., Gloucester, MA
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Folly Cove Rum 40% alc/vol

S Spirits LLC, Malibu, CA
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S Guaro

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Silas Stillman Pierce started out by openening a grocery story in Boston in 1831 and in 1991 the company was acquired by M. S. Walker, Somerville, Mass.

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S.S. Pierce Island Rum 40% alc/vol

Sailor Jerry, Philadelphia, PA
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The Original Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy Rum 92 Proof
The Original Sailor Jerry Spiced Caribbean Rum 80 U.S. Proof

Saint James Spirits
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Royale Hawaiian Brand Original Pineapple Rum 40% alc/vol.

Sazerac Company, New Orleans, LA
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Cockspur Barbados Rum Punch alc 12.5% by vol
Cockspur Rum Punch alc 5.5% by vol

Schenley International Corporation
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In 1892 was company established in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Schenley family.
In 1923 bought company Lewis Rosenstiel from Cincinnati, Ohio.
in 1935 acquired New England Distilling Company.
[Source: eCocktail, 2003]

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Rum Carioca Carta Blanca

Settles Krick, Inc. / Bardenay Restaurant Distillery
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The Bardenay’s beginnings started in a humble empty warehouse on the Historic Basque Block in downtown Boise, Idaho. Owner Kevin Settles oversaw each construction detail. He even contributed his own work into the place over one weekend on some of the final touches by finishing the ground and dyed concrete floor by hand. The transformation to what you see today is spectacular and fitting to this historic neighborhood.

Getting the architectural details into the restaurant and custom-made bar was only part of the countless hours spent. Many hours were consumed in creating our distilled spirits. Our ginsmiths were hard at work for months perfecting the recipe batches for the Rum, Gin and Vodka.

Opening night was a gala event and a big relief to a seemingly impossible challenge. We invited noted author and Martini expert, Jared Brown to saber open the first bottle. If you have never seen a person hold a full glass bottle in one hand then lop off the top with a gleaming sword, then you will have to imagine a bit of the passion that we have for our distilled spirits. Each batch is distilled as carefully as our first and if you come visit us on certain days, you can witness the process of our beautiful imported small batch still at work.

The Bardenay itself is now part of history as our nations first restaurant distillery. Stop by for a mixed drink from our own distilled spirits and enjoy our casual, upscale food menu.
[Source: Company's web site, 2005]

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Small Batch Bardenay rum 40% alc/vol

Siboney Distilling Corporation
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Rum Siboney

Sidebar Spirits, Las Vegas, Nevada
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It begins with the recipe, developed from centuries of Guatemalan tradition. Montecristo Rum’s natural amber color and rich velvety texture, complimented by vanilla and honey overtones, are created using charred American oak barrels previously used for bourbon. From barrels of 12 to 23-year-old rum, Montecristo is hand blended by master distillers to create exceptional flavor alone, on the rocks, or in any mixed cocktail.
[Source: Company's web site, 2005]

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Montecristo Premium Rum 40% alc/vol
Montecristo Rum 12 year aged 40% alc/vol
Montecristo Rum Spiced Blend

Sidney Frank Importing Co., New Rochelle, NY / Tommy Bahama, NY
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Tommy Bahama White Sand Rum 40% alc/vol
Tommy Bahama Golden Sun Rum 40% alc/vol

Sir James Pub
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Sir James Pub Rum 40% Alc/Vol

Skinny Pirate
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Skinny Pirate Premium Rum 40% alc by vol

Smith's, LTD.
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Smith's Food & Drug Centers Light Rum 40% alc/vol
Smith's Food & Drug Centers Dark Rum 40% alc/vol

Spirits of the USA, SC
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DeadMen's Dark & Spicy
DeadMen's Mango

Springfield Liquor Supermarket
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Merengue Virgin Islands Rum White Label Rum 80 Proof
Merengue Virgin Islands Rum Gold Label Rum 80 Proof

State Line Liquors
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State Line Rum 42% Alc/Vol

Sterling Distilling Co
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Ron Sterling Virgin Islands Rum 40% alc/vol

Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery, Union, ME
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Three Crown Rum 40% Alc by Vol

The Daiquiri Factory Ltd.
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Strawberry Daiquiri

The Liquor Mart
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Old South Brand 90 Proof

The Thicket
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Three-D Spirits, Inc.
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Three-D Spirits, Inc. was founded in 1996.

If you couldn't guess, REDRUM is 'rum.' To be more specific, REDRUM is distilled from Virgin Island sugarcane and infused with natural flavors of mango, pineapple, coconut and berries. REDRUM is bottled at 70-proof, in a cool red bottle!
[Source: Company's web site, 2002]

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Jolly Roger Caribbean Rum
Redrum 35% alc/vol
WooDoo Spiced Rum 35% alc/vol

Todhunter Mitchell & Company Distillers, Lakeland, FL
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Ricardo Excelente Rum 80 Proof

Thomas & Leopold Single Barrel Dark Rum
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Brothers Scott and Todd Leopold, distant relatives of environmentalist Aldo Leopold, from Littleton, Colorado, opened a brewpub on South Main Street at the site of a renovated brake factory in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1999. Later, operations expanded to include a micro-distillery. Todd Leopold, brew- and still-master for the brewery, after graduating from the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, he interned in four German breweries, and went to distilling school in Lexington, Kentucky. Scott Leopold, an environmental engineer, was crucial in the design stages attempting to create as near a zero-pollution factory as possible. The microbrewery operated as an "eco-brewery" using organic hops and barley, and used equipment and procedures designed to reduce wastewater and other waste by-products in the beer-making process.
Leopold Bros. closed its Ann Arbor location in the Spring of 2008, relocating to Denver, where it discontinued brewing and began operating as a micro-distillery alone.

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Leopold Bros distills seventeen hand-numbered, batch-made products, all made from scratch and natural ingredients, which are distributed in eight states, the District of Columbia, and parts of Europe. Among the distinctive methods used by Leopold Bros. is the separate distillation of each botanical used in flavoring its products prior to blending and final distillation. Many have won awards in international competitions.

Spirits
American Small-Batch Gin (Bronze Medal, 2007 and 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
Absinthe Verte (Silver Medal, 2008 London International Wine and Spirits CompetitionBronze Medal, 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
Silver Tree American Small-Batch Vodka (Gold Medal, 2009 San Francisco World Spirits CompetitionSilver Medal, 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold Medal, 2006 Beverage Tasting Institute)
Thomas & Leopold Single Barrel Dark Rum
Pisco (Gold Medal, 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition)

Whiskeys
American Small Batch Cocktail Whiskey
Rocky Mountain Blackberry Flavored Whiskey
Rocky Mountain Peach Flavored Whiskey
New York Apple Flavored Whiskey
Georgia Peach Flavored Whiskey

Liqueurs
Rocky Mountain Blackberry (Gold Medal, 2006 Beverage Tasting Institute Silver Medal, 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
New York Sour Apple (Gold Medal, 2007 Beverage Tasting Institute)
New England Cranberry (Best in Show, Fruit Liqueurs 2009 San Francisco World Spirits CompetitionGold Medal, 2007 Beverage Tasting Institute )
French Press-Style American Coffee (Silver Medal, 2007 Beverage Tasting Institute Silver Medal, 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
Rocky Mountain Peach (Gold Medal, 2007 Beverage Tasting Institute Bronze Medal, 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
Michigan Tart Cherry (Gold Medal, 2007 Beverage Tasting Institute Bronze Medal, 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
Three Pins Alpine Herbal (Gold Medal, 2007 Beverage Tasting Institute Silver Medal, 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Bronze Medal, 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
American Orange Liqueur
Georgia Peach

Towne Wine & Liquor
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Towne Club 40% Alc. by Vol.

Trader Vic's Products Co.
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Trader Vic's Rum and brandy
Trader Vic's Mai Tai

Triple Eight Distillery, Nantucket, MA
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Founded by Dean and Melissa Long in 1997 and located on Nantucket Island, Triple Eight Distillery is the region’s first micro-distillery. Named after its ultra pure water source, well #888, Triple Eight Distillery makes a variety of premium spirits, all of which are hand crafted in small batches using only natural ingredients.

In addition to our flagship product, Triple Eight Vodka, we make Triple Eight Orange Vodka, Hurricane Rum, Gale Force Gin and Notch (“not scotch” single malt whiskey), the first release of which is due in the spring of 2005.
[Source: Company's web site, 2008]

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Hurricane Rum 44.4% abv

Tuck's Rum Co.
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CinneMon Spice Rum
Captain Neil’s Spiced Rum

Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery, Gardiner, NY
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[Source: Company's web site, ]

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Hudson River Rum 46% alc/vol

United States Distilled products Co.
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Don Diaz Superior Rum Amber Label 40% alc/vol

Universal Distilling Co.
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Ron Rio Rum 40% Alc/Vol

Universal Importing Co.
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Congress Imported Virgin Islands Rum 40% Alc/Vol

V. G. Corydon Distilling Products, Ltd.
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Premium Light Rum 40% alc/vol
Premium dark Rum 40% alc/vol

Vanguard, LTD
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Vanguard Light Rum 40% alc/vol
Vanguard Dark Rum 40% alc/vol

W & A Gilbey
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Gilbey's Rum 40% alc/vol

W.F. Lavington & Son, Boston
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Fine Old Jamaica Rum

Whaler’s Distilling Company
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Whaler's Original rum Great White
Whaler's the original dark rum 40%
Whaler's Original rum Rare Reserve Dark Rum
Whaler's Original rum Spiced Rum
Whaler's Original rum Killer Coconut
Whaler's Original rum Big Island Banana
Whaler's Original rum Vanille
Whaler's Original rum Pineapple Paradise

White Rock Distilleries
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Since 1937, White Rock’s growth and success has been a story of commitment to innovation, strategic marketing and national leadership in sales and distribution. In 1971, Ray Coulombe recognized this potential, and purchased the small distillery on Maine’s Androscoggin River, located 25 miles inland from the Maine coast. At that time, White Rock had three employees, a 10,000-square-foot plant, and was selling just 25,000 cases a year.
[Source: Company's web site, 2008]

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Banana Jack
Barbarossa Spiced Rum
Baroca Dark
Baroca Silver
Baroca Spiced
Cabana Bay Rum coconut
Cabana Bay Rum kiwi strawberry
Cabana Bay Rum mojito
Cabana Bay Rum pineapple coconut
Cabana Bay Rum raspberry
Cabana Bay Rum vanilla spice
Cabana Bay Rum wild cherry
Cabana Boy Banana Rum
Cabana Boy Citrus Rum
Cabana Boy Coconut Rum
Cabana Boy Kiwi Strawberry Rum
Cabana Boy Orange Rum
Cabana Boy Pineapple Coconut Rum
Cabana Boy Raspberry Rum
Cabana Boy Strawberry Banana Rum
Cabana Boy Vanilla Spice Rum
Cabana Boy Wild Cherry Rum
Calico Jack Silver
Calico Jack Spiced Rum
Cherry Jack
Citrus Jack
Coconut Jack
Grape Jack
Mango Jack
Newfoundland Screech
Orange Jack
Original Barbarossa Rum Banana
Original Barbarossa Rum Cherry
Original Barbarossa Rum Coconut
Original Barbarossa Rum Mango and Pineapple Coconut
Pineapple Coconut
Ron Virgin Dark Rum
Ron Virgin Silver Rum
Spiced Jack No. 94 Spiced Rum
Tropical Jack

Wide World Importers
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Ron Pontaliba 40% alc by vol

Wingard Inc
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Wood Pollard & Co, Boston
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Old Jamaica Rum

Woodstone Creek Winery and Distillery, Ohio
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Ohio's first microdistillery is a Cincinnati family business. Don Outterson and his wife, Linda, have been working quietly at a production facility in Evanston. In 2001, Don added a custom designed potstill to their urban winery, Woodstone Creek, to become the first ever such licensed operation in Ohio. Don does the distilling and winemaking. Wife, Linda, runs the tasting room, designs labels and the website. Both do whatever it takes to keep the operation going without employees.

Don started using his own potstilled brandy in port and dessert wines for Woodstone's on-site tasting room. Encouraged by sales and a few medals (Taster's Guild, Finger Lakes and Indy International), Don started the year-long legal process to introduce his first commercial spirit, Cincinnati Vodka. As the first operation of it's type, Woodstone repeatedly faced roadblocks from regulatory agencies. The state's infrastructure and supporting paperwork had to evolve with every step in the bureaucratic system. Trailblazing as Ohio's first microdistillery was daunting, sometimes nearly impossible.

Don started his distillation enterprise making 5-grain bourbon and single malt whisky which will age while other products make their debut. Other planned products include blended whisky, dark rum, gin and a distilled beer specialty product. The vodka began distribution to Cincinnati state stores this past October. The pair needed the vodka to produce income because the bourbon and whisky may take several more years to mature. Woodstone's website shows the labels of the other spirits: http://www.woodstonecreek.com.

After graduating from Siebel Institute of Technology, Chicago, Don Outterson worked all over the country as a certified brewmaster. At the Tap & Growler in Chicago, he counted Tony Bennet in his fan club. He served an apprenticeship in English ales, later traveling to Australia. He's won gold, silver and bronze at Great American Beer Festival, written numerous articles, reviewed books and conducted seminars at craft-brewing tradeshows nationwide. Don came to Cincinnati in '88 to open the city's first brewpub, Wallaby Bob's, for the original developers of Forest Fair Mall (now Cincinnati Mills).

By mid-1989, Don had met a westside lady. He committed to settling down in Cincy and began a consulting business for start-up brewpubs and microbreweries. After helping 53 brewpubs get started, Don expanded his consulting business to include wineries and distilleries. He built a pilot plant to demonstrate equipment for his clients, some traveling to Cincinnati for instruction. The teaching facility required permits for actual production. By the end of '99, the pilot plant had become a fully operational winery.

Certain of microdistillation as the next beverage trend, Don petitioned for a production license to operate his own still. Officially, a microdistillery produces less than 500 barrels of spirit a year. At Outterson's level, that translates to one barrel every three weeks (maybe), well within the legal criteria. Don hopes to add a brewery operation to the mix in the future. In the meantime, industry insiders are constantly trying to buy Woodstone's bourbon and whisky inventory, based solely on Don's reputation.

Permits for microdistillation are being issued in other states in increasing numbers. In Ohio's system, small batch spirit producers are disadvantaged by laws which do not permit them to sell direct to consumers. Designed to protect taxes, this control system, unintentionally, promotes volume distribution by larger corporations and hampers small producers. Along with the higher unit costs of small batch spirit production, Don Outterson's progress is nothing short of miraculous. With vodka's current popularity in the marketplace, local acceptance of Don's Cincinnati Vodka could provide enough financial support to move on to the next product. So, for now, Don and Linda are taking it one step at a time.
[Source: Company's web site, 2008]

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Woodstone Creek hand crafted, small batch, hand bottled rum 40% alcohol by volume

World Spirits, LTD
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Original Trader Vic's Authentic Dark Rum 40% Alc/Vol
Original Trader Vic's Royal Amber Rum 40% alc/vol
Original Trader Vic's Royal Amber Rum 40% alc/vol/alc
The Original Trader Vic's Amareto Liqueur 26.5% alc/vol/alc
The Original Trader Vic's Kona Coffee Liqueur 36.5% alc/vol/alc
The Original Trader Vic's Macadamia Nut Liqueur 26.5% alc/vol/alc
The Original Trader Vic's Private Selection 151 Proof Rum 75.5% alc/vol/alc
The Original Trader Vic's Private Selection Dark Rum 40% alc/vol/alc
The Original Trader Vic's Private Selection Gold Rum 40% alc/vol/alc
The Original Trader Vic's Private Selection Silver Rum 40% alc/vol/alc
The Original Trader Vic's Private Selection Spiced Rum 35% alc/vol/alc
The Original Trader Vic's Since 1938 Authentic Spiced Rum 35% alc/vol/alc
Trader Vic's Banana Barbados Rum 21% alc/vol/alc
Trader Vic's Blue Hawaii 9.5% alc/vol/alc
Trader Vic's Coconut Barbados Rum 21% alc/vol/alc
Trader Vic's Long Island Iced Tea 20% alc/vol/alc
Trader Vic's Mai Tai 9.95% alc/vol/alc
Trader Vic's Mango Barbados Rum 21% alc/vol/alc
Trader Vic's Pineapple Barbados Rum 21% alc/vol/alc
Trader Vic's World Famous Pina Colada Cocktail 12.5% alc/vol/alc

World Wide Distributors Co.
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Bocador Rum White Label 40% alc/vol

Wyatt-Zier LLC, Bedford
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Shango Rum Liqueur

Yahara Bay Distillers, Madison, WI
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Yahara Bay Rum
Mad Bird Rum

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