During the late 17th century, imported rum became exceedingly popular in Colonial America. Early estimates of rum consumption in those colonies suggested every settler drank an average of three imperial gallons of rum each year. To support this demand, a substantial trade was developed between the Caribbean and the American Colonies. This trade of sugar, slaves, molasses and rum was quite profitable. The Sugar Act in 1764 disrupted this trade and may have helped cause the American Revolution. Nevertheless, the popularity of rum continued. This Dark Imported Rum commemorates George Bowman and other early American Colonists.
This special pot-still rum has been distilled, aged and blended much like it was centuries ago. Imported from a small rum maker down south amidst the palm trees and sugar cane, this rum spent years aging in the Caribbean heat to garner its dark color and full flavor. This dark colonial era rum is hand bottled in Fredericksburg, Virginia, but the taste will remind you of warm Caribbean beaches. The subtle aroma of coconut and vanilla are followed by the rich flavors of molasses, honey and brown sugar. Drink straight, over ice or in your favorite rum cocktail.