Privateer Rum

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Privateer Rum

Privateer Rum has been making rum in Ipswich, Massachusetts since 2011. These are the rums they’re currently producing:

  • True American Amber Rum, a Grade A molasses- and real boil brown sugar-based rum that is distilled once in a pot still and then again in a pot/column hybrid still. It’s then proofed to 110 proof and aged two to four years in new American oak, used rum, used bourbon, or used brandy barrels. Before bottling, various barrels are selected for the batch, vatted according to the recipe for that batch, proofed down to 100 proof, and then placed in third or fourth use barrels for four to eight months. The barrels are then emptied into a tank and the final rum is lightly non-chill filtered and bottled at 90 proof with no added sweeteners, colors, or flavors.

  • Navy Yard Rum, a 100% Grade A molasses-based rum that is double-distilled like the Amber rum, proofed down to 110 proof, and then aged a minimum of two years in new charred American oak barrels (char #3). Bottled at cask strength with no added sweeteners, colors, or flavors.

  • Queen’s Share Rum, which is redistilled from the tails of previous distillations and aged for a minimum of two years in a barrel that “compliments the distillation’s unique character” (either new American oak, used rum, used whiskey, used brandy, or used cognac). Bottled at cask strength with no added sweeteners, colors, or flavors.

  • Silver Reserve Rum, an evaporated cane juice- and real boiled brown sugar-based rum that is double-distilled like the others, but with more plates in the hybrid still for higher purity. It’s then proofed down to 100 proof and rested for two months in stainless steel tanks before it’s bottled unfiltered at 80 proof with no added sweeteners, colors, or flavors.

  • Distiller’s Drawer Rum, a series of single cask rum releases that often come from experimental distillations.

Check out their website for more information about the distillery.