Wood’s is a blend of three rum marques, each with its own unique history, and all distilled at the Diamond Distillery in Guyana

Guyana was a Dutch colony in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with up to 380 sugar plantations, most with their own rum distillery


In 1814 Guyana was taken over and united by Britain, formally becoming British Guiana in 1831

When the British abolished slavery in 1833, labour became more expensive and the price of sugar dropped, so the sugar plantations were consolidated

By the end of the 20th century only the Diamond Distillery remained, which still uses two of the original wooden pot stills and many of the original rum marques

Wood's Navy Rum History Map