Busted Barrel Dark Rum • New Jersey
By Jersey Artisan Distilling
A start-up rum maker in Fairfield, the first licensed distillery in New Jersey since Prohibition ended.
Jersey Artisan Distilling, which hopes to make Busted Barrel Dark Rum its flagship brand, produced for liquor stores, restaurant and barroom shelves for the first time with an initial run of 1,800 bottles.
The beverage is darker, sweeter and more expensive than the company’s Silver Rum, which debuted in 2013 and is already in about 250 liquor stores, bars and restaurants around the state.
Silver Rum sales, at about $25 a bottle retail, are “going very well, growing every week,” said co-owner Krista Haley, 36, a family lawyer who lives in Morris Plains.
The difference between Busted Barrel Dark and Silver Rum, which, like Bacardi, works well in piña coladas and daiquiris, is that Busted Barrel is a “sipping” rum, aged in American white oak barrels with a handful of vanilla beans.
750 ML • PROOF: 80 • ABV: 40%
Reblogging ‘cause Jersey needs more businesses! And always more good Booze! Reblog if you are from Jersey and look for it at your local liquor store (or ask for it).