Review #1368 – Privateer Bottled in Bond

The Schtick: Privateer bottled in bond is a favorite entry in Privateer’s portfolio, hailing from Ipswich, MA. This is a bottle I tried blind, and then received the reveal after taking down notes. Lets dive in.

Review #1368 | Rum Review #87

Distiller: Privateer

Bottler: Privateer

Brand: Privateer

Selection: N/A

ABV: 50% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Nice structure here – sweet brown sugar, copper penny, clove, rye spice. Sweet toffee, vanilla, cinnamon. Pretty rummy on the nose.

Taste: Sweet, lots of molasses, nice oak structure. Definitely rum, if I had to guess, which I do. Sweet cream, faint oak, nice root beer and brown sugar note. Heat is in check, mouth feel is medium, maybe medium+.

Finish: Short, but mild in the heat department. Little kick, but nothing crazy. Lots of molasses, a nice creamy vanilla note, some faint pepper and orange peel.

Overall: Not bad at all. Really enjoyed this one. It could have done better with a little oomph, but something I’d happily drink. I’m going to guess rum, on the younger side, molasses based. 46% ABV or so. Maybe Privateer, but doubt it.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

7 Most Recent Privateer Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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