COCKSPUR Rum has been making the party happen since 1884, when Danish seaman Valdemar Hanschell created COCKSPUR Rum in Barbados.
Valdemar Hanschell was a Dutch seaman who settled in Barbados, which was one of the biggest shipping ports in the Caribbean at the time. Valdemar Hanschell's business and COCKSPUR's popularity started booming and COCKSPUR Rum soon became the best-selling rum in Barbados.
While Valdemar Hanschell may have been the mastermind behind COCKSPUR Rum, he left the crafting of this special beach-aged rum to the Stade brothers. The Stade brothers shared his vision of making flavourful Caribbean rum that was free of the impurities which was common to many other spirits at the time.
The Stade Brothers established the West Indies Rum Distillery where COCKSPUR Rum is made, right next to a pure coral filtered water aquifer. The Distillery is located on Brighton Beach, just north of the Barbados' capital city, Bridgetown. This location provides the perfect ambience for creating COCKSPUR Rum.
The Stades brothers improved the rum-making process by mastering the complexities of the beach-front fermentation process and by introducing the first continuous column still to Barbados.
This revolutionary continuous column still allowed the Stade Brothers to consistently produce the flavourful, dry, crisp, and "cleaner" COCKSPUR Rum that many have come to know and love.
Throughout the years, COCKSPUR Rum has stayed true to the traditional processes that make this rum unique. These include using only the purest coral-filtered water from the nearby aquifer as well as carefully selected barrels. The rum is then aged under warm Caribbean sunshine and fresh ocean breezes at our beach-side distillery.
COCKSPUR Rum is known worldwide for its unquestionable heritage, strong body, rich colour and smooth flavour.
Over the years COCKSPUR Rum has won many international spirit competition medals and, more recently, a Double Gold medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition. COCKSPUR Rum is a also member of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association and has been certified as an Authentic Caribbean Rum.
One other tradition which COCKSPUR Rum has maintained is its colourful rooster icon.The COCKSPUR Rooster has proudly represented the COCKSPUR brand at nightclubs and events everywhere and continues to be the life of the party, just as it was over 125 years ago.
Today.....The bird with "the spur" has teamed up with the bird with "the word".....together they have have flown the coop and were last spotted way far south of somewhere north.... on the loose and rum wild on The All New Tiki Island Radio Network.