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History of Rum

A Look at Hampden Estate

April 17, 2015
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Denizen Aged White and Merchant’s Reserve were developed to have a signature flavor that would stand out in great cocktails.  To obtain that flavor profile, our blends are created from character-filled rums that were sourced from some of the finest distilleries in the Caribbean.  One of those distilleries is the legendary Hampden Estate in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica. Hampden Estate has a long history of sugar production and rum making in Jamaica. …Read More >

Hot Buttered Rum Day, The Denizen Way

January 17, 2015

To celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day, we decided to do a little digging into the history of the drink.  Like so many legendary cocktails, this one’s origin is just that; left to legend and lore. Hot drinks with eggs were a favorite in the colder months at the colonial tavern but no one seems to know, as a matter of fact, when butter first started to fortify a hot boozy mix. Many …Read More >

Denizen Merchant’s Reserve celebrates the heritage of the original Rum Runners

October 22, 2014

Denizen Merchant’s Reserve has made a splash in the sea of recently released premium rums. Whether it’s garnering accolades from expert spirit panels like the Ultimate Spirits Challenge organized by one of the world’s foremost spirits authorities, F. Paul Pacault, or shaking up the rum world with a long list of praise from the industry’s top critics and bloggers, Merchant’s Reseverve has left its mark early on in its existence. …Read More >

Denizen Rum’s Best Cold Weather Rum Mixes

November 29, 2013
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  As winter approaches and frigid temperatures roll into the east coast and mid-atlantic regions of the US, we are reminded of the centuries past when rum was the drink of choice of the Northeast Colonies.   The tradition of rum distilling in the US was all but lost by a long list of forces that started as early as the Molasses Act of 1733 and on this Thanksgiving weekend, …Read More >

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