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Privateer American Amber rum, a Grade A molasses- and real boil brown sugar-based rum that is distilled once in a pot still and then again in a pot/column hybrid still. It’s then proofed to 110 proof and aged two to four years in new American oak, used rum, used bourbon, or used brandy barrels. Before bottling, various barrels are selected for the batch, vatted according to the recipe for that batch, proofed down to 100 proof, and then placed in third or fourth use barrels for four to eight months. The barrels are then emptied into a tank and the final rum is lightly non-chill filtered and bottled atvia American Rum Report
Tasty, but not quite great
Not sure where OP got "Amber" from... it's labeled as "True American Rum".
43% ABV (earlier bottles were 40%). Batch 35. A blend of rums aged in new oak, bourbon, and brandy barrels. Smooth caramel nose, like a Bajan. Some charcoal? Ash? Full and rich flavor. Loads of tobacco, some vanilla. Somewhat reminiscent of HC Selección de Maestros, but not as dry and with a little more flavor. It's great, but the mouthfeel is a little thick (from the brandy barrels?).
I am hugely impressed by this bottle. Privateer has a treasure in Maggie Campbell and she is doing a bang-up job there. Keep up the great work!
This one is a nice entry, we have just had it as a sipper, but it would be great mixed as well. Very mellow, just a bit of the american oak it was aged in.
A good American. Didn’t knock my socks off as I had expected. Good solid rum but lacked the layers of flavor that I expect from an aged rum. Strong on the molasses.
This is my new standard, my new go to. Truly a standout American rum with no additives, no bullshit. These guys are pure artists.
Pours pretty(golden amber), drinks better(smooth, mild pepper burn on the back)
I was looking forward to trying this. I tried the gin and that was pretty good, different, nice botanicals and reasonably smooth. I tried the Turkey Shore's Old Tavern Style, the other player out of Ipswich Ma, and it was smooth, although not deep with flavor, but very nice and easy to consume (I cocktail with it when not looking for full bodied spirit). This fell short vs other small players. The nose seemed as though it would be bourbony with some oak and the pallet confirmed that at first, but the finish was difficult. It felt very bitter and difficult to swallow, made me choke. I had to consciously work to get it down. Disappointed. If the finish was smoother and consistent with the body and aroma it might make a nice whiskey or bourbon substitute, but with the finish this harsh I will pass.
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