The handmade crystal glass is ultra-premium and was inspired by traditional bottles that were used during the rum-running era of the early 20th century. The stopper is also crafted of crystal and is custom to each and every bottle for a precise fitting. The intricate lettering is sandblasted and carefully hand-painted in a luxurious gold. Inspired by an old captain’s reserve cigar box, the bottle is enclosed in a rich mahogany styled gift box and opens just as a treasure chest or old trunk might. Playing off the concept of global navigation, antique nautical maps of the main rum smuggling route as well as a compass are printed in gold in the cream leathered interior. The coordinates of the location where the historic Kirk and Sweeney schooner was seized by the United States Coast Guard are prominently shown on the inlaid ribbon.
The process begins with quality “Blackstrap Molasses” which is the byproduct of handharvested sugarcane sourced just south of the distillery. The liquid is carefully fermented, d