Back during World War 1, the British Government had a little bit of a problem with drunkenness amongst the armaments factory workers. It doesn’t take a genius to realise that big explosives and booze are not a good mix, so the government set up The State Management Scheme to control the manufacture and distribution of alcohol. After the war they were meant to wrap this scheme up, except that it was making a huge amount of money for the government. So, they kept it running right up until 1973. This Carlisle And District Choice Demerara Rum was probably produced sometime in the 1960s or early 1970s.