About Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum (1.75L)
Born in December 1839, William Grant became a cattle herder at the age of 7 in order to supplement his family's income. As a teenager, Grant apprenticed as a cobbler and a clerk, and in 1866, he joined Mortlach Distillery as a bookkeeper. For the next two decades, Grant managed the affairs at the distillery, while secretly learning the art of distillation. In 1886, he resigned from his position as distillery manager and, together with his seven sons, two daughters, and one sporadically working stonemason, built his family distillery in Scotland.
William Grant & Sons is now a behemoth that is among the largest producers of Scotch in the world and is home to several massively successful labels. Yet it is still family-owned, run by Grant's descendants, and independent. Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Girvan Grain, Tullamore, and several other distilleries operate under them. Their portfolio includes gin, vodka, brandy, tequila, liqueur, and rum.
Sailor Jerry (born in 1911 as Norman Keith Collins) was a free-spirited tattoo artist. He found his calling while travelling the US, living a life of train-hopping and hitchhiking. He ended up in Chicago, where he was taught by tattoo legend Gib 'Tatts' Thomas. It was during his time in the Navy that he found his love for ships. Combining his two passions, he became known for his sailor tattoos.
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum pays tribute to Collins and the wide influence he had on the modern art of tattooing. Blended and bottled in America at 92 proof, a carefully selected blend of spices goes into the recipe that takes its cues from historical maritime rums. With the higher proof and a balance of vanilla, oak, clove, and cinnamon, it's a delicious sipper as well as a versatile cocktail base.
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Rum history allegedly started in the Carribiens in the 17th century when they started to ferment and distill molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. Most of the Rum is aged in oak or ex-wine casks, giving its color and flavor.
We distinguish between 4 different Rum categories, where white or unaged rum is mainly used in cocktails, while dark, spiced, and añejo (aged) rum are mostly enjoyed neat.
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