Privateer The Queen's Share Rum
Privateer // Massachusettes, USA
Since taking the reins, Master Distiller Maggie Campbell, who trained at the legendary Germain-Robin Distillery, has put out a series of Privateer single cask expressions that have turned heads in the hard-core rum crowd. The Queen’s Share rum is a redistillation of the “tails” cuts of previous distillation passes. It’s aged in American oak and bottled at cask strength without any additives, including sugar. Since each cask is unique, your bottle may be a bit different. This particular bottle (P42) aged for just over three years and is bottled at 60.5 percent ABV.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
Cask TypeAmerican oak
"The liquid in the glass is a medium gold hue. The nose is wood forward and dry, bringing to mind a custard-filled doughnut. Once the initial ethanol heat passes, the flavors are challenging to pull apart as there’s a lot going on here. Caramel and dried fruits dominate, with a pleasingly rich, viscous mouthfeel. Since this is aged in new American oak, it’s vanilla forward, similar to a bourbon. This is a rum you’ll want to add a wee bit of water to and take your time to ponder what you’re tasting. Massachusetts-based Privateer may be small in scale, but they’re proof that in the right hands, New England rum can go head-to-head with renowned Caribbean producers when it comes to big, bold rums. "