William Charleston & Co

Rum Charleston 1940s

Supérieur Old Genuine Rum produced for Marie Brizard

Provenance: Nantes, 9/27/1997

Rum Charleston 1940s (2784)
$ 899.00

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Size 1 ltr
Vintage Non-vintage
Alcohol 43.0 %
Bottled 1970
Button Glass shoulder button
Classification Supérieur
Fill level Top 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.

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