Maison Ferrand, the award winning Cognac, Gin and Rum producer in the heart of Cognac, France, has acquired the historic West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados which has produced rum continually since the 19th century in Barbados and Jamaica.
West Indies Rum Distillery is one third owner of National Jamaican Rum Company with Monymusk Distillery and the famed Long Pond Distillery. Maison Ferrand is the owner of the Plantation rum brand with global distribution in 68 countries.
“It is very meaningful for Ferrand as Jamaica is the second source of rum for Plantation,” said Maison Ferrand. Together, this gives Maison Ferrand and Plantation the tools to go even further in its mission for marrying terroir, passion and time for great spirits.
West Indies Rum Distillery is the preferred rum production partner for other companies and will continue to honor their relationships and contracts with them.
The company produces Cognac and gin at its facility in Cognac, France and the purchase of West Indies Rum Distillery marks the first distillery acquisition outside of France. The acquisition signifies Maison Ferrand’s long term commitment to the quality production of Plantation rum.
Plantation Rum was first introduced in 2003 with the desire to bring rum to the same quality standards of the best Cognacs. Since then Maison Ferrand has been selecting, aging and blending rum from the best Caribbean distilleries for its award-winning Plantation Rum expressions. Barbados is the historical birthplace of rum making and Barbadian rum has been the backbone of Plantation vintage editions as well as its special blends.