Privateer Rum Distiller's Drawer - Garrigue Cask Strength #73
Garrigue Cask Strength Rum
Age: 3 years
Matured In: New American Oak
Bottles Produced: 171
Details: Garrigue refers to a traditional scent descriptor that captures a mix of wild scrub herbs that fill the fresh wind along the Mediterranean coast. Delicate hints of dried sage, lavender, sweet young cypress, and dusty red earthy overlay this brown butter, dried apple, pear, and toasted pine nut rum with a medium body and layered perfume. This rum felt a bit wild and rustic, what tasters might call sauvage, and we wanted to honor that with a fitting name. This is a small batch and one of our most limited releases yet.
When our founder, Andrew Cabot, traveled through the Caribbean to ponder rum’s future, he met a distiller that had a secret bottle tucked away in their desk drawer. It was the distiller's proudest achievement, a special treasure pulled straight from the cask that was unsweetened, unfiltered, and unadulterated. Andrew tasted this exquisite rum and asked himself: Why would someone blend, filter, and sweeten away this unique treasure? Why can't anyone outside a distillery taste rum like this?
Our Distiller’s Drawer is the answer to these questions.
These are our distiller’s favorite barrels - so good that Maggie would keep a bottle hidden in her desk drawer too, but thought it better to share with you.
We gently care for the rum with respect and allow it to speak for itself.
Many of these bottlings come from our experimental distillations, incorporating new techniques or ingredients.
Single Barrel Selection: Each bottling is an intimate expression of one single cask with purity of character.
Unsweetened: No post-distillation sweeteners are added, creating a dry rum.
No Additives: Our rum is a product of spirit, water, oak, & time. No artificial oak flavor, age flavor, or dyes are used.
Authentic: Fermented, distilled, aged & bottled at Privateer in Massachusetts