Privateer Rum is quickly becoming a rum connoisseur favorite. It seems like every time I'm browsing the rum groups on Facebook there is a Privateer label every third post. After tasting the rum a few months ago, I understood why!
Privateer Rum starts their rum-making process a little different than most. They use Grade A Molasses and Real Boiled Brown Sugar. Next, they allow the wash to ferment for six days at 74-78 degrees. A typical rum only ferments for around 24-hours. The additional time adds richness and complexity to the final product. Privateer rum adjusts their distillation techniques by batch. Overall, they create a lighter and complex rum. You can read a more in-depth recounting of their production process here. Their rums are easily sipped and enjoyed. They also hold up nicely in cocktails. I'm biased, but the New England Bottled-In-Bond Rum is one of my favorite spirits in 2019. We're limited to only about 10 cases on this one.