Wood’s Old Navy Rum
Brand owner William Grant & Sons
Before dark rum became trendy, Wood's was one of the go-to rums for aficionados. It is said to be the only demerara Navy rum still bottled at 57%. The rum is made in Guyana from blackstrap molasses and distilled in the only working single wooden pot still in the world, claims Grants. Made of greenheart, a local hardwood, it is said to impart complex flavours that can’t be recreated in copper stills.
The new look is apparently inspired by the liquid’s Navy-enriched past, the redesigned bottle is simpler, sturdier, with thicker glass and a traditional cork. The recipe has remained the same, says Grants, and it tastes of: Rich punchy notes of brown sugar, Christmas pudding and thick syrupy toffee.