South Sea Rum, a small batch brand from Perth, Australia, is making a big splash with their North American launch. Produced by the West Australian Distilling Company, South Sea is made with a balance of time honored distilling methods accompanied by high tech instrumentation.
Produced from the juice of hand selected Queensland sugarcane, pure tropical rainforest water and signature yeast, South Sea Rum is distilled and aged in American Oak barrels for a minimum of two years. It is in the style of a classic agricole, light in color and has a dry flavor profile with long, leathery finish.
South Sea is currently available in New York and Rhode Island and will launch in New Jersey next month. By the beginning of 2013 distribution will expand down the East Coast from ME, NH, VT, MA, PA, DE, DC, MD, VA, and SC . The brand will arrive in Georgia and Florida in February. South Sea is 40% abv and will cost (on average) $34.99 for a 750ml bottle.