Vintage Rum (OLD)

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Vintage Rum (OLD)

Postby mr.mike » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:39 am

Anyone familiar with this Rum maker? We found it while cleaning out my father-in-law's apartment after his passing more than 20 years ago. Not sure how long he had it, but we know he moved to his apartment from New York in 1968, and my wife said he brought this liquor with him. The bottle says 45 years old. I've included photos. We'd be delighted to know more about this bottle if at all possible. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: Vintage Rum (OLD)

Postby jonojackson » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:33 am

Hi Mike,

Do you still have the bottle?

I will be able to give some added information.


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Re: Vintage Rum (OLD)

Postby wchurst » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:17 am


I'm not sure if you are following this post any longer, but your bottle dates to about 1945-46...well before the company was 'Nationalized' by Fidel Castro in 1960.

The brand of rum usually had a foil capsule made of 'soft lead', but between 1941-1945 this material was in high demand for munitions production during most bottlers discontinued using them due to this.

I have 2 additional bottles of Lopo, Alvarez & Co in my collection of Cuban Rums, as well as a ton of research note & vintage advertising: If you need additional assistance on this bottle, I would be more than happy to provide you with what information I have in my research files!

Walter C Hurst

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