The beauty of this un-aged rum is breathtaking. Privateer distills rum from Guatemalan Molasses in Ipswich, Massachusetts just north of Boston. They’ve been at it a while and have been doing it the right way: adding no sugar and putting the straight rum on the market unfiltered, at its best. I was amazed by its layers and length. First, I was hit with fruits (from grape to apple) and had to check that I wasn’t drinking an eau-de-vie. Then the sugar/molasses notes came in. There are also hints of complex confection, reminiscent of a well-aged Armagnac. Definitely a keeper and a sipper.
Made from 100% single origin Guatemalan molasses, itself created from sugar cane grown in the volcanic terroirs of that country, this high congener rum was double pot distilled and bottled at a powerful 62% abv. As always here, there are zero additives or artificial ingredients of any sort.