In the 1700’s, Massachusetts was a large rum producer. There were perhaps as many as 60 distilleries in the Bay State. In fact, rum played an important role in the founding of the United States. It was one of the fledgling country’s export products, it was a secondary currency, and was used to pay and improve the moral of the soldiers.
The founder of Privateer True American Rum’s family made rum in Massachusetts in the 1700’s and battled the British as a Privateer during the American Revolution. Andrew Cabot (1750-1791) was a merchant and rum distiller who was also one of America’s most legendary American Privateers. He commanded a fleet of ships, including the Pilgrim, the Revolution, and the True American, for which Privateer’s flagship rum is named.
Crafted locally in Essex County, Massachusetts, you could say rum has always been in Privateer’s blood. Today, Privateer distills their high quality True American Amber Rum and Silver Reserve Rum year round. In addition, once a year in time for summer, Privateer releases a single batch of Gin Rummy, and right now… COLONIAL SPIRITS HAS A LIMITED QUANTITY OF PRIVATEER SINGLE BATCH GIN RUMMY IN STOCK!
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