Located at Brighton, Black Rock in the southern parish of St. Michael on the island of Barbados is the West Indies Rum Distillery. This rum distillery was established way back in 1893 by two brothers from Germany named Stades. Their plan was to produce rum which was to be shipped back to Germany. In 1903 some Barbadian interests acquired the distillery and to this day it has remained in Barbadian hands. The Goddard Enterprises Ltd. has maintained this facility as one of the most efficiently run rum distilleries on the island of Barbados.
Today the West Indies Rum Distillery employs several methods to distill their brands, from the modern four column continuous still to the main still with the two old pot stills even now producing the fine spirits this distillery has become famous for. The use of these varying methods allows for slight variations in the quality of these rums. The West Indies Rum Distillery produces all of the alcohol for all of the bottlers in Barbados (except for Mount Gay) and for some foreign entities.
The main brands bottled at this facility however, are the well known Barbadian Cockspur Fine Rum along with Malibu, Gilbey’s and Popov. These fine spirits are available throughout most of the world including the United Kingdom, most of the Continental Europe, the United States of America and of course right here in Barbados.
West Indies Distillery