WIRD: Barbados rum GI must avoid ‘standardisation’

The West Indies Rum Distillery (WIRD) has called for an “inclusive, not an exclusive” geographical indication for Barbados rum as a disagreement over the terms of the regulation wages on. WIRD was acquired by French drinks maker Maison Ferrand in 2017. It is one of four distilleries based in Barbados, alongside Mount Gay, Foursquare and St Nicholas Abbey. While all distilleries agree that a GI is important to protect the future of Barbados rum, there…

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