Cockspur rum has been around since 1884 when a Danish Seaman named Valdemar Hanschell settled in Barbados. His aim was to establish a Chandlery which would supply the ships with food and other goods required, with one in particular being Rum. The popularity of this Rum was soon rolling and it quickly became the best selling Rum in Barbados!
Valdemar was the mastermind behind the Rum however the crafting of this was left to the Stade Brothers at the West Indies Rum Distillery. The Stade Brothers were able to refine the process and introduce the first continuous column still to Barbados and thus creating the Rum we all know and love today. Cockspur have stuck to their traditions and continued with the same process of distilling and storage since when they began.