Rum makers are popping up in Red Hook faster than you can scream, “Yo-ho-ho!”
In the past three weeks, two small-batch rum distilleries have begun bottling organic sugarcane-based hooch that’s tasty enough to make Captain Morgan switch labels.
One distillery belongs to Daric Schlesselman — a Comedy Central editor-cum-booze buff — who crafts his vanilla-noted liquor using fair trade, unprocessed sugar at his Van Brunt Stillhouse. Schlesselman distills the elixir — dubbed Due North Rum ($35), which is not yet for sale — at a low temperature to create a light but full bodied flavor.
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