About Us


Gwendolyn E. Skeoch, daughter of Gordon M. Skeoch, and granddaughter of Malcolm M. Skeoch practically grew up at Diamond Distillery on Estate Diamond.  Her grandparents lived at Diamond House.  In addition to being a frequent visiting site for the grandchildren, Diamond was also the center of all holiday and family celebrations.   On that same estate, Gwen’s father (Malcolm Skeoch’s eldest son) ran the family business, Cruzan Rum, in its entirety, which had been founded in 1933 by Gwen’s grandfather (Malcolm M. Skeoch), along with his two nephews (R.S. Fleming and M.K. Armstrong), and a fourth investor (V. Gibean).
Miles M. Skeoch (Malcolm Skeoch’s younger son), who lived at Diamond House until the mid 1950’s, helped out at the distillery and bottling plant as a child, and, as an adult, oversaw the barreling and bottling plant division of Cruzan Rum.

As Gwen and her sisters entered teenage and young adulthood, they were privy to many of the Cruzan Rum discussions held in family style over meals at home with their parents.   The memories and appreciation of their family’s legacy mandated the following attempt to correct the “rewriting of history”.

Gwendolyn E. Skeoch
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