Sharpsburg’s 4Four6 Distillery releases its first aged rum today. The distillery took its spiced white rum and aged it in a new American Oak barrel for four months. The rum mellowed during its time in the barrel and picked up a bit of color. 750 ml bottles are on sale for $35 each.
4Four6 now offers three rums, four gins and cocktails to go. The distillery’s first whiskey release has come and gone, but be on the lookout for more releases throughout 2021.
Disobedient Spirits in Homer City (named for the Greek poet, not the Simpson) has just released its Spiced Rum. Ghost Trail Rum is made from can sugar and distilled in Disobedient’s copper still. Then the rum is aged in toasted oak barrels and injected with a “haunting symphony of spices.”
The spiced rum is named for a trail along the long-abandoned Cambria and Indiana Railroad. The Ghost Trail connects Blacklick, PA to Ebensburg, PA, 32 miles away, passing historic coal towns along the way.
Disobedient teases that the label has a “fun feature” that you’ll only see if you buy a bottle.
Ghost Trail Rum is available at Disobedient’s Indiana County distillery plus at Pennsylvania Libations in Pittsburgh, Sarnelli’s Market in Jones Mill, as well as several local farmers’ markets.
Aaargh! Salisbury, PA’s Tall Pines Distillery is releasing its Pot Still Spiced Rum. The rum’s mash is made with black strap molasses and brown sugar. The rum is then aged with orange peel, cloves and peppercorns.
Tall Pines Distillery is releasing the rum on Saturday, October 3rd and will have “Captain Jack” at the distillery from 2 pm to 5 pm for photos with your new bottle.
Triple Sun Spirits with locations in Emmaus and Newtown, released a Spiced Rum this past weekend. The rum is made from Caribbean sourced molasses and conditioned in American oak. The black rum is then enhanced with a cinnamon-free maceration featuring Triple Sun’s blend of Madagascar vanilla, orange peel, crushed nutmeg, whole clove, cardamom, peppercorn and star anise.
The Newtown location will have pizza and barbecue this weekend in case you need more motivation to leave your couch to pick up a $39 bottle.
The spiced rum is also being featured in these cocktails at the Newtown tasting room:
- Frozen Coconut: Lime, coconut, pineapple and spiced rum
- The Spiced Grapefruit: Ginger beer, grapefruit juice, spiced rum and smoked rosemary
Lancaster Distilleries, a micro-distillery located in the Zoetropolis Cinema is grandly adding two new products to its lineup on Saturday, March 14th at 12 pm. The downtown Lancaster distillery is adding a barrel-rested gin and a spiced rum to its offerings.
The launch day will feature free tastings, tours as well as brunch specials infused with Lancaster Distilleries spirits from 12 pm to 3 pm.
If you cannot wait, the aged gin is available now.