Doorly’s XO Fine Old Barbados Rum. From the house of Martin Doorly no less. None the wiser? No me neither. The rum is produced by R. L. Seale at the wonderful Foursquare Distillery. So what does this Doorly fellow have to do with it exactly?
Well, in 1906 the Rum Duty Act was passed and this caused considerable changes to how rum was distributed in Barbados. The new law meant that distilleries had to obtain a licence and could only sell rums in bulk. Many of the distillers became bottlers instead. Of these Martin Doorly & Co. The growth of branded names began and Martin Doorly evolved into Doorly Macaw Rum and became the first bottled rum to be exported from the island.