When it comes to the history, tradition and character of New England and the early foundations of our country, Rum jumps up on a stump and speaks louder than any other liquor. It is quite literally The Spirit of New England.
Our Silver Rum is a nod to that tradition. Made from American sugar cane molasses and distilled in the style of the British Caribbean isles, it’s a gentle yet full flavored rum with just a touch of texture that takes a little of the edge off of this rambunctious un-aged spirit.
While the Caribbean is the spiritual home of Rum, New England is where it flourished. By the mid 1700’s, New England was one of the leading rum producers in the world and in an attempt to hobble the rum industry, the Crown imposed the Molasses Act of 1733 and the Sugar Act of 1764. Coupled with the Tea Tax in 1773, the King set to shaking up a cocktail of equal parts resentment, rebellion and revolution and when Paul Revere went on his wild ride, he stopped at a tavern in Medford for a tot of rum. Re-enacted every year, that may be the real “shot heard round the world”.