Each batch of Queen's Share rum begins with a unique and one of a kind blend of cuts collected across our New England White, New England Reserve, and Navy Yard distillations, meaning it comes from a unique blend of cane in each batch.
Privateer’s Queen’s Share rum is made from the richest cuts of our rum distillation. In every distillation there are traditionally three main cuts. The “heads”, harsh alcohols unwanted in your final spirit cut, come off of the still first. The “hearts” follow and lastly, the “tails” cut is made to separate the hearts from the bitter alcohols at the end of the still run.
However, as the hearts run is approaching the tails cut, the spirit becomes more powerful and flavorful. Even once these tails have overpowered the hearts and we’ve made our cut, some of these rich hearts are still intertwined with the bitter tails. At this stage, our distillers collect a fourth cut- a blend of rich hearts mixed with tails otherwise known as the “seconds”. These small amounts are collected over many runs and redistilled together, liberating the hearts. This creates a single batch, single barrel expression of Queen’s Share rum.
Each batch of Queen's Share rum is married with a specific barrel (selected from new, used rum, used whiskey, used brandy, cognac) that compliments a distillation's unique character.
Once the spirit has fully developed its flavor, we bottle it at cask strength. It is decanted from barrel to bottle meaning exactly what our distiller tastes from their cask sample is exactly what ends up in your bottle.