The Old Mill Gold Rum Neck Tag Story...In 1936, a young dreamer and adventurer from the backwoods of Oregon had an idea. If a fine rum could be found in the West Indies, it might be imported for sale to the loggers and fishermen of the Pacific Northwest. An old atlas in the local library led our hero to the obscure island of St. Croix, in those days accessible only by ship.

After a long voyage from San Francisco via the Panama Canal, the discoverer of this exceptional rum made contact with the owners of a local distillery that had for generations been making whole sugar cane rums for the Caribbean market and it was agreed that a special export rum would be custom made for export to the Pacific Northwest.

In the Old Mill, that is the centerpeice for our logo, the Cruzans (natives of St. Croix) and my father, Howard M. Wall, penned their deal. Sixty years later, The Old Mill is as hospitable as ever and, thanks to my father's discovery, you too can enjoy the finest, smoothest, sugar cane rum in the Americas.

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