Pettys Island WhitePetty’s Island Rum is named after Petty’s Island, a 300 acre sliver of land wedged between Philadelphia and Camden in the Delaware River. The island may be small in size, but it has a history as exotic and full of intrigue as any Caribbean paradise – pirates, shipwrecks, fortunes lost and found, Petty’s Island has seen them all! In fact, way back in 1678, Petty’s Island was sold for six hundred Dutch gilders and an annual payment of 16 barrels of rum! I guess that annual payment lapsed at some point, but we’re proud to put the Petty’s Island name back into the rum trade!

Petty’s Island Rum is distilled one batch at a time from choice molasses in a traditional copper pot still for a bold, rich flavor as unique as Petty’s Island itself. We blend together blackstrap and baking-grade molasses to arrive at a balanced complex flavor with hints of smoke and vanilla. It’s bottled at 90 proof so that you can add it to your favorite cocktail without losing any of its fine rum character.

Pettys Island Spiced

 

Petty’s Island Driftwood Dream Spiced Rum is the newest expression of Petty’s Island Rum. It begins life as our traditional, pot-distilled white rum. Then we age it on toasted applewood, add all-natural cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, ginger, and more before finally sweetening Driftwood Dream just a tad with the same molasses we use as the base for all of our rums. It’s a smooth, complex, sippable spiced rum unlike any other!

 

 

 

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When you get your hands on a bottle try it in these awesome cocktails:

Petty’s Island Punch (Makes 4-6 servings)

1. In a large bowl or pitcher mix:
8 oz Grapefruit Juice
8 oz Pineapple Juice
3 oz Fresh Lime Juice
6 oz Simple Syrup (1/2 water, 1/2 sugar)
4 oz Amaretto
1/2 oz Angostura Bitters
2. Fill each glass with ice and 2 oz of Petty’s Island Rum
3. Top off with punch mixture & garnish with a lime wedge and grapefruit slice

Petty’s Island Camden Cream

1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
2. Add 2 oz Petty’s Island Rum, 1 oz Kahlua coffee liquer, and 2 oz of half-and-half
3. Shake until the shaker is too-cold-to-hold
4. Pour entire shaker (including ice) into a glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint

Petty’s Pina Colada

1. In a blender: mix 1 slice pineapple (canned or fresh), 2 oz pineapple juice, 2 oz cream of coconut, 1/4 oz lime juice, dash of bitters, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
2. Blend that until it’s smooth & creamy
3. Pour into a tall glass, top with 2 oz Petty’s Island Rum and give it a good stir with a straw
4. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and lime

Petty’s Island Classic Mojito

1. In a 10-12 oz glass muddle 2-3 fresh mint sprigs, 1.5 oz fresh lime juice, 0.5 oz simple syrup, and 2 oz Petty’s Island Rum
2. Add ice and top off with a splash of seltzer
3. Serve with a lime wedge and mint sprig

The No-Name Hurricane

1. Fill a 10-12 oz glass with ice
2. Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, 2 oz Petty’s Island Rum, and top with ginger beer
3. Squeeze 1/2 a lime into the glass and garnish with a lime wedge

Driftwood Dreamweaver

1. Fill a 10-12 oz glass with ice
2. Add 1.5 oz of Driftwood Dream spiced rum
3. Add 0.5 oz of sweet vermouth
4. Top with cola and garnish with an orange wheel.

 

Learn More About Petty’s Island:

A brief history of Petty’s Island

The Future of Petty’s Island?

And a Dip into the Intrigue