Privateer Rum Distiller's Drawer - New England BIB
Age: 4 years
Matured In: New #3 Char 53 gallon American Oak Cask Bottles
Bottle Count: 231
Proof: 100 proof
Details: The history of Bottled in Bond is rooted in transparency and truth in labeling, an issue we at Privateer are passionate about. Back in the 1800’s bartenders and spirits lovers were angered that so many products on the market were branded as authentic hand-crafted spirits but were in fact made by large factory spirits ‘rectifiers’ and packaged in a disingenuous way. The US Government responded in 1897 by issuing the regulations for labeling a product Bottled In Bond. The spirit must be distilled by a single distillery, in a single season, at a single distillery and aged no less than 4 years at a federally bonded warehouse and bottled at 100 proof at the same distillery.
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