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Old 04-06-2009, 03:52 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Edward Hamilton View Post
The Bally distillery closed in '89 so something from '79 would have been made at the old distillery. Bally is now contract distilled, the last distillery that I knew had the contract was the Simon distillery. Bally production moved around a bit in the 90s.

1979 was a very good year for growing sugar cane, but three years later was not a good year for selling rum. Unemployment was high and interest rates were very high in the early '80s, as you probably remember.

1979 was clearly the most popular year for vintage rums. One of the first rums to be called Millйsimй was Depaz Millйsimй 1979.
Trois Riviиres also produced a lot of rhum in 1979, some of which can still be found on Martinique.

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