Distilled: March 21, 2014 by Maggie Campbell
Age: 4 years
Matured in: New #3 Char 53 gallon American Oak Cask, DSP MA-15006
Bottles Produced: 234Proof: 100
The term ‘Bottled in Bond’ is rooted in transparency and truth in labeling, an issue we at Privateer are passionate about. 19th-century 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 distiller, in a single season, at a single distillery, aged no less than 4 years at a federally bonded warehouse, and bottled at 100 proof at the same distillery.A ‘Bottled In Bond’ rum had not been released since the end of prohibition, until now.