Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS), the largest alcohol distributor in the United States, announced their investment in Reserve Bar through their Southern Glazer’s Ventures. Their level of investment was not announced but the partnership will benefit producers with a three-tier-compliant platform for marketing and delivering their products directly to consumers.
Reserve Bar is a primary player in online spirit delivery selling premium and luxury spirits. Reserve Bar is not a licensed spirits supplier, wholesaler or retailer but instead connects drinkers with fully licensed outlets.
Reserve Bar specializes in new products, limited editions, special releases, and cocktail support and bundles and other merchandise and giftware.
With the investment, SGWS can connect alcohol brands with consumers searching online for luxury and premium spirits with direct delivery.
We are looking for a source of CSR rum.
Have a bottle we just opened that we brought from St Kitts in 1988.
Your 1980s bottle of Cane Spirit Rothschild (CSR) rum was originally distilled in St. Kitts and is MUCH different than the overproof CSR currently being produced by Guyana’s Diamond Distillers. I myself have a few bottle of the extremely rare original CSR rum. I encourage you to truly enjoy this long forgotten rum.
The Early Days of CSR
In the 1980s, Baron Edmund de Rothschild established a distillery in St. Kitts, Nevis’ sister island. This entrepreneur was determined to create a unique cane spirit, unlike any other.
To achieve this, he did not use molasses and instead, distilled rum from cane juice. Then, he developed a filtration system to remove 99% of fusel alcohols stemming from the fermentation stage. The result: CSR (Cane Spirit Rothschild).
CSR was known for its purity, making it a superior mixing rum, without the side effect of hangovers.
The sugar industry progressively declined in St. Kitts throughout the 1990s, changing the outlook for CSR. In 1996, Demerara Distillers of Guyana purchased the brand and distillery. Although CSR Rum is still blended and bottled in St. Kitts, the rum is now more Guyanese than Kittitian.
This quintessential island spirit has made a name for itself in the Caribbean and is still quite popular among many travelers.