|Author: Brian Wallace||Date of Review: Wed, 20 May 2009|
|Review: Upon first cracking the bottle open the aroma of this rum was very uncomplicated, light and rather timid. However upon mixing with cola and a squeeze of lime I was surprised to find this rum to be one of the smoothest spirits I have ever tasted. This would definitely be a wonderful rum to offer to someone who is not really a rum drinker, they would almost certainly be persuaded to try other more vibrant rums. Uncomplicated, smooth as silk and very easy going Cockspur is a fantastic addition to any rum collection.|
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|Cockspur rum was founded by Valdemar Hanschell in 1884. He was of Danish descent and came to Barbados via the Virgin Islands where he had worked for several years in the ship brokerage business. |
Settling in Barbados, which had become one of the biggest shipping ports in the Western Hemisphere at that time, he founded a ship chandlery, supplying to visiting ships - ropes, sails, salt, fresh fruit, meat and of course rum.
Through the years, business thrived and so too did the popularity of Cockspur rum. He took on a partner, expanded his trade into exports and became Hanschell Larson. Cockspur became known internationally, continued to grow and through a later merger, Hanschell Inniss was formed. That company still blends and bottles Cockspur today.
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