House Spirits // Oregon, USA
Portland-based House Spirits has spent a decade making a name for themselves in the craft spirits business. Although best known for Aviation Gin and Westward Whiskey, they also make other spirits such as aquavit, vodka, and rum. Their Bridgetown Rum is a collaboration with Seattle bartender Erik Carlson, targeting a mixing rum with elements of Jamaican, Barbados, and Martinique rums. It’s double-distilled in pot-stills and aged between three and six months in ex-whiskey and new-char American oak.
Gold RumRum that is often aged, but can also just have caramel-coloring added to provide color. No specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for aging for most countries with a few exceptions.
Cask TypeAmerican oak
"The nose is sweet ripe banana and baseball-pack bubblegum. The fruitiness carries over to the initial palate. The body is light and the mouthfeel is dry. The relatively short time spent in barrels doesn’t add much vanilla or woodiness, nor does it tame all the roughness. This is a sturdy rum that stands up well in cocktails, but it won’t be mistaken for a smooth sipper."