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Queen’s Share rum was known to be the best barrels in a distillery and reserved for royalties special occasions. It takes meticulous distilling, additional cut collection, re-distillation, and extended aging to fulfill it’s promise of dense flavor and plush texture. Sadly it became a victim of bottom lines & large volume manufacturing. We take great pride in being a part of this traditional rum’s revival.
Privateer’s Queen’s Share rum is made from the richest cuts of our 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.
Style: A traditional Queen’s Share Rum, dry, oak and color unique to batch, effusive aromatics, opulent body, luscious texture
In a Daiquiri: Adds depth, supple texture, and layered notes of golden raisin, honey, macadamia nut, and toasted coconut.
Cane Type: Evaporated cane juice crystals, real boiled brown sugar, and grade A molasses
Aging: Minimum 2 years, each distillation is matched to a unique barrel befitting it’s character. Based on texture and character the spirit is matched to either a 53 gallon new American oak barrel, used rum, bourbon, or brandy barrel.
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 we’ve made our cut, some of these rich hearts are still intertwined with the bitter tails. At this stage, our 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.