This week the category got a bit of a boost as The Spirits Business announced it most recommended spirits and two US Rum expressions were named. Thomas Tew and Privateer True American Rum were both named. Both of these rums come from New England and can be proud of their nominations.
Thomas Tew is produced by the Newport Distilling Co., based in Rhode Island, in a traditional style of rum made from Backstrap Molasses and tempered with local water before distillation in an 88 gallon copper pot still. The rum, said to have notes of coconut, vanilla, butterscotch and toffee, is named after a legendary pirate.
Privateer True American Rum a pirate-inspired craft rum brand Miles urges
readers to taste is Privateer True American Rum, created in Ipswich. The rum
comes in two variants, silver and amber, which have been aged in a combination
of American, French and Hungarian oak.