Wood’s Old Navy Rum 70cl 57% ABV
Wood’s is a blend of three rum marques, each with its own unique history, and all distilled at the Diamond Distillery in Guyana. Guyana was a Dutch colony in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with up to 380 sugar plantations, most with their own rum distillery
In 1814 Guyana was taken over and united by Britain, formally becoming British Guiana in 1831. When the British abolished slavery in 1833, labour became more expensive and the price of sugar dropped, so the sugar plantations were consolidated.
By the end of the 20th century only the Diamond Distillery remained, which still uses two of the original wooden pot stills and many of the original rum marques.
A blend of three Guyana rums made from Demerara black strap molasses
USES RUM FROM THE WORLD’S ONLY SINGLE WOODEN POT STILL
Up to 250 years old, the still is made of greenheart, a local hardwood that imparts complex flavours
OUR RECIPE’S NEVER CHANGED
Created in 1887 and still made to our own original navy recipe
THE ONLY DEMERARA RUM STILL BOTTLED AT 57% ABV
The original strength of rums on board British Navy ships, which had to be ‘proved’ to its sailors before having water added
WARM, BOLD & UNIQUE TASTE
Rich punchy notes of brown sugar, Christmas pudding and thick syrupy toffee