Privateer Rum

28 Mitchell Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-0477

Privateer Rum produces smooth, small-batch rum in two equally impressive versions, is an ancestor of famed rum producer, privateer and patriot Andrew Cabot—a man who made a name for himself back in 1750. Not only does Privateer Rum's founder share the same name, but the modern Andrew Cabot shares the same passion for producing the best possible spirit.


Privateers during the American Revolution were part patriot, part high-stakes entrepreneur. They took the fight for Independence to the British Crown in defiance of the formidable Royal Navy. Understanding the risk and perils, they captured British ships as prizes, or perished as pirates if caught. 

Andrew Cabot (1750-1791) was a merchant and rum distiller who became one of the most successful American privateers. He deployed a fleet of ships including Pilgrim, Revolution and True American for which Privateer's rum is named. He was said to be uncommonly clever and an astute judge of men and situations. Whether smuggling molasses past British patrols or prizing British ships, Cabot was a true American. 


Privateer Rum hosts a variety of events and tours. Please check their online calendar to get the most up-to-date information:


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