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Barton Brands

Barton Light Rum
Barton Light Rum

Barton Light Rum

86 x 133 mm (3.4\" x 5.2\")
Barton Gold Rum
Barton Gold Rum

Barton Gold Rum

86 x 133 mm (3.4\" x 5.3\")
Beachcomber Spiced Rum
Beachcomber Spiced Rum

Beachcomber Spiced Rum

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Beachcomber Coconut Rum
Beachcomber Coconut Rum

Beachcomber Coconut Rum

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Beachcomber Apple Rum
Beachcomber Apple Rum

Beachcomber Apple Rum

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Beachcomber Pineapple Rum
Beachcomber Pineapple Rum

Beachcomber Pineapple Rum

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Schenley
Schenley

Schenley

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History

Barton Brands, Ltd. was a company that produced many distilled spirits and liquors. In 2009, it became part of the Sazerac Company of New Orleans.

List of their rums:

  • Barton Gold Rum
  • Barton Light Rum
  • Calypso Gold Rum
  • Calypso Light Rum
  • Fleischmann's Rum
  • Mr. Boston Dark Rum
  • Mr. Boston Light Rum
  • Skol Gold Rum
  • Skol Light Rum
[Source: Wikipedia, cit. 2014]

Prior to Prohibition, there was no distilled spirits industry – just the whiskey business. Two Chicago gentlemen, Oscar Getz and Lester Abelson had been engaged in the whiskey business at this time. This was true after Prohibition as well, when these two men joined forces to re-enter the business shortly after the repeal in 1933 and founded Barton Brands.

By 1944, to ensure a reliable source of whiskey, Barton purchased the Tom Moore distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Tom Moore had been producing neutral spirits for the military during World War II but had recently returned to the art of bourbon.

A colorful personality, Oscar Getz loved the heritage of the American Whiskey business. Over the years, he collected whiskey memorabilia and eventually opened a museum in their offices in Bardstown. The Oscar Getz Museum remains open in Bardstown to this day.

Facilities today include Barton Brands of MD, Lansdowne, MD; Barton Brands of California, Carson, CA; and Barton Brands of Kentucky, Barton 1792 Distillery, Bardstown, KY. Distillery tours are given six days a week at the Barton 1792 Distillery.

[Source: Sazerac, cit. 2014]


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Page themes - text from labels: Barton Imported Light Rum; A product of the Virgin Islands; 40% alc/vol (80 proof); Imported and bottled by Barton Distilling Company, Brandstown, KY - Los Angeles, CA - Atlanta, GA;Barton Imported Gold Rum; A product of the Virgin Islands; 40% alc/vol (80 proof); Imported and bottled by Barton Distilling Company, Brandstown, KY - Los Angeles, CA - Atlanta, GA;Made with imported rum; Beachcomber Spiced Rum; Premium rum with natural spiced flavor; 27.5 alc/vol (55 proof);Made with imported rum; Beachcomber Coconut Rum; Premium rum with natural spiced flavor; 27.5 alc/vol (55 proof);Made with imported rum; Beachcomber Apple Rum; Premium rum with natural spiced flavor; 27.5 alc/vol (55 proof);Made with imported rum; Beachcomber Pineapple Rum; Premium rum with natural spiced flavor; 27.5 alc/vol (55 proof);Schenley; Professional Virgin Islands Rum; 40% Alc/Vol (80 Proof); Imported by and Bottled for Barton Imports, Chicago, IL;