Tailwinds Distilling Company

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Tailwinds Distilling Company

Tailwinds Distilling Company has been making rum in Plainfield, Illinois since 2012. These are the rums they’re currently producing:

  • Taildragger White Rum, a hybrid pot/column-distilled, Grade A molasses-based rum that’s bottled unfiltered and unaged at 80 proof.

  • Taildragger Amber Rum, an aged version of the base used in their White Rum that spends at least two years in American white oak barrels that previously held rye whiskey. Bottled at 80 proof.

  • Taildragger After Dark Rum, a version of the base used in their White Rum that’s aged at 115 proof in new charred (#4) French oak barrels for 4 weeks. While the barrels are charred, they add the same first-boil molasses used in the rum to the barrel. It caramelizes on the sides and adds color and flavor to the rum while it ages. It’s bottled at 115 proof with no additional color or sugar.

  • Taildragger Coffee Rum, a version of the base used in their White Rum that’s infused with local, freshly roasted coffee beans for several days. Bottled at 60 proof with no artificial flavors or color.

  • Taildragger Torched Coconut Rum, a version of the base used in their White Rum that’s infused with toasted natural coconut. Bottled at 60 proof with a “touch of sweetness” added, according to the distillery.

Check out their website for more information about the distillery.