American Rum

There is no "good enough" at Privateer Rum. No compromises. No shortcuts. Ever.

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Our Story

America embodies freedom. And the men and women who served as privateers during our Revolution embodied it too. And passion. And a gritty, bare-knuckled determination to fight the good fight. And to profit from their success.

There was no easy way to win against the greatest sea power in the world. So privateers innovated. They changed the rules of engagement, and ultimately the outcome of the war.

Today, that same spirit drives us at Privateer Rum. A spirit that demands doing what you believe is right. Doing it well. And doing it your own way, even when this means defying convention.

Freedom. Innovation. Conviction. It's in our DNA. It's in our rum.

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Rum, rethought

Our commitment to quality borders on obsession. We begin by selecting only the highest quality ingredients and the finest yeasts in the world. We ferment long and cool in the tradition of great spirits. We age our amber rum in the Maritime climate of New England where seasons naturally expand and contract our barrels. And then we cask-finish in used whiskey and brandy barrels.

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Our Craft Dedication to Quality

Privateer holds honesty as its promise. We have a purity of purpose that drives us to craft a pure rum. We never hide behind sweeteners or colorings. Every batch is either great, or it's not. And if it's not the best we have ever made, it's a batch you'll never taste. There is no "good enough" at Privateer. No compromises. No shortcuts. Ever.

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Best Served Neat or on the Rocks

We think our rum is best neat or on the rocks, but we know our rums are great mixed as well. Check out some of our favorite drink recipes.

Drink Recipes

News & Events

  • “Raising Rum to the Top Shelf” Fox Business, August 15, 2014

    Privateer Rum’s President Andrew Cabot on Fox Business News “After The Bell” discussing the business opportunity presented by making better rum using best distilling practices. Raising Rum To The Top Shelf

  • Privateer Rum featured in the Wall Street Journal

    American Gins Go Their Own Way “This gin from Massachusetts’ Privateer has a rum base. To that rich and complex, triple-distilled spirit are added traditional gin botanicals, including juniper, cardamom and coriander. The end product is akin to a musky genever style, brightened by sparks of lemon, grapefruit and blood-orange zest. Amarillo, Saaz and Cascade […]

  • Privateer and Kevin Martin featured in The Salem News

    The Salem News The Salem News (online unique monthly visitors: 76,380; print circulation: 23,151) featured Privateer’s recent hire of Kevin Martin, both online and in print. The Salem News – Beverly is a daily newspaper in Salem, Massachusetts, USA. The Salem News was formerly known as the Salem Evening News. It covers news, sports, lifestyle, […]

  • Maggie and Privateer featured in The Whiskey Reviewer

    The Whiskey Reviewer Maggie and Privateer were featured in The Whiskey Reviewer. The Whiskey Reviewer (“WR” for short) is the web’s rising source for whiskey reviews, news, mixology and drinks, history, travel, and other information. Their website has been cited and reprinted by A Wardrobe of Whisky, Drinkwire, Foodista, and Whereas most whiskey websites […]