Distiller's Drawer #13
New England Rum Bottled In Bond
Top 10 Finalist for Tales of the Cocktail Best New Spirit or
Cocktail Ingredient 2019.
Distilled: April 08, 2015 by Maggie Campbell
Age: 4 years
Matured In: New #3 Char 53 gallon American Oak Cask
Bottles Produced: 231
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 distiller, 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.
A Bottled In Bond Rum had not been released since the end of
prohibition, until now.