Doorlys 5 Year Old Rum is made by R L Seale & Co. RL Seale is one of Barbados oldest trading houses, a family-owned business whose involvement in rum-making extends from father-to-son since 1820. Current head distiller, Richard Seale, is one of the regions most innovative distillers and blenders and has a passion for producing perfect rum with great flavour. The Foursquare Distillery occupies the site of a former sugar factory that dates back to 1636 and, as one of the most modern and efficient rum distilleries in the world, is designed to be both highly energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Rum has been produced on the island of Barbados for more than 300 years, but it was not until the 1906 Rum Duty Act was passed that the industry began to develop as we know it today. Prior to this, distillation took place on many of the plantations, but the new law meant the distilleries had to obtain a licence and could sell only in bulk. Hence many of the Bridgetown trading companies became bottlers, including Martin Doorly & Co, and the growth of branded names began. Martin Doorly evolved into Doorlys Macaw Rum, and became the first bottled rum exported from the island. Doorlys rums are still famous throughout the world and are made at one of the worlds most modern rum distilleries, Foursquare Distillery. Doorlys 5 Year Old Rum is made from distilled fermented molasses (from a combination of pot and column stills) which are then aged for a mimimum of 5 years in oak barrels. It is great in cocktails, try in a daiquiri, or for sipping on its own over ice. This is part of Doorlys Macaw range of rums and, like the rest of the rums in the range, it features a parrot on the label, in this case the Scarlet Macaw, Ara macao, the national bird of Honduras.