November 11, 2020
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In an effort to raise funds, the USS Constellation has been partnering with a local distillery to produce rum aged in the ship’s hull. On Wednesday, the last four barrels were removed.
After a nearly eight-month delay, the USS Constellation was finally able to unload some precious cargo: four barrels filled with rum that had been aging in the ship’s hull since March 2019.
“We age it in used bourbon barrels and it’s always moving, rocking and rolling on the daily tide, and then you get a nor’easter, it gets great oxidation. It’s a really nice aged rum,” Scott Sanders of Tobacco Barn Distillery said.
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