Barbados is widely credited as the birthplace of rum. The first commercial sugar cane crop was planted in in Barbados 1640, but settlers had already been harvesting small crops to create a popular local beverage called 'Kill-Devil' an early ancestor of the modern-day spirit. Crude distillation methods resulted in a poor-quality product described as '...a hot, hellish, and terrible liquor', yet its popularity grew.
Over the next century, distillation practices significantly improved and Barbadian rum became renowned in both Europe and Colonial America. Alcohol played a large role in 17th and 18th century life; it was drunk during social occasions, used medicinally and served as a valuable trading commodity.
It is St. Nicholas Abbey’s mission to create rum of exceptional quality and provenance, reflective of its 350-year heritage. By embracing its longstanding traditions, the plantation aims to preserve its distinctive history while creating a sustainable legacy for future generations to enjoy. As part of this vision, the Warren Family has created a cottage industry of sugar-based products, spearheaded by its signature offering, St. Nicholas Abbey Rum.
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