Privateer Rum Distiller's Drawer - Golden Hour #71
Age: 4 years
Matured In: Used Bourbon Barrel
Bottles Produced: 189
Details: Distiller’s pale rums are a rare treat from the cellar of any distillery. These are casks that are long on age and short on color. What does this mean? It means that the power of the oak is light, it only adds a subtle accent of pecan and hint of custard. It also means that the flavor of maturity is unencumbered by oak and you can taste the nuanced yet deeply complex flavors of maturity in a spirit. These casks are often used for small doses of elegance and aroma in blends, but we like to open the cellar door and release a few rare bottles of this style as is straight to the public. Our pale rum is a distiller’s secret stash no longer!
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