Black Head Rum

Rum Black Head 1920s

Without a doubt the most emblematic rum of the Bordeaux merchant Cazanove: the 'Black Head Rum', still known as 'Black Rum'.

Provenance: Tajan, 9/30/2014

Rum Black Head 1920s (2972)
The brand Black Head was created and distributed by the Bordeaux dealer Cazanove, which is one of the first to be interested in rum, and this as early as 1878.
$ 1,099.00

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Size 70 cl
Vintage Non-vintage
Alcohol 43.0 %
Bottled 1925
Classification Choicest
Fill level High shoulder


For a spirit made from sugar, rhum has been a favorite concoction of the “old salts” of the world’s navies and merchant fleets for hundreds of years. By happy coincidence for British sailors, England captured Jamaica in 1655, just about the time rhum was first being distilled in the Caribbean. Captains began allotting their shipmates rations of rhum and lime juice. The juice warded off scurvy and the alcohol killed the bacteria that often made the ships’ water supply questionable.

Black Head Rum

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Black Head logo.

Black Head logo

Karl HAPPEL (1819-1914), a German painter and illustrator still known under the name of "Carl-Hap" is the creator of the Black Head logo.