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Established: Unknown
Location: St. Peter, Barbados
Website: St. Nicholas Abbey
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Barbados is widely credited as the birthplace of rum.  The first commercial sugar cane crop was planted in in Barbados 1640, but settlers had already been harvesting small crops to create a popular local beverage called 'Kill-Devil' an early ancestor of the modern-day spirit.  Crude distillation methods resulted in a poor-quality product described as '...a hot, hellish, and terrible liquor', yet its popularity grew.