Privateer Queen's Share Rum
Privateer’s Queen’s Share rum is made from the richest cuts of their rum distillation. In every distillation there are traditionally three main cuts. The "heads", harsh alcohols unwanted in your final spirit cut, come off of the still first. The "hearts" follow; this is the flavorful rum that is collected and bottled as Privateer New England White Rum, Privateer True American Amber and Privateer Navy Yard. Lastly, the "tails" cut is made to separate the hearts from the bitter alcohols at the end of the still run.
However, as the hearts run is approaching the tails cut, the spirit becomes more powerful and flavorful. Even once these tails have overpowered the hearts and they've made their cut, some of these rich hearts are still intertwined with the bitter tails. At this stage, Privateer distillers collect a fourth cut- a blend of rich hearts mixed with tails otherwise known as the "seconds". These small amounts are collected over many runs and redistilled together, liberating the hearts. This creates a single batch, single barrel expression of Queen’s Share rum.
Privateer Rum carries on this spirit of New England independence and gritty determination by dedicating themselves to making only the finest rums possible through uncompromising adherence to the use of best ingredients and best practices.
American Privateers' played a pivotal role in defeating what seemed an insurmountable foe. Their courage and ingenuity helped change the outcome of the Revolution. Privateer Rum is following suit, disregarding commonly accepted practices of larger rum producers including sweetening, flavoring, filtering and spicing their industrial distillate, to establish a new standard in rum – one of honesty and purity. Best ingredients. Best practices. Never sweetened. Never filtered.
From pirate life on the open sea to Caribbean island paradises, perhaps no other spirit evokes such a romantic history as Rum. Made through fermentation and distillation of molasses or the fresh-pressed juice of sugar cane, Rums range from 20% to over 70% alcohol and come in a variety of tones from clear to dark. Highest quality Rums are generally produced in pot stills and aged in wood, while less expensive Clear or “White” Rums are produced in column stills and bottled without barrel aging. Naturally, Rums form the base of tropical cocktails like Daquiris and Mojitos.