90-Minute Distillery Tour with Shirts for Two or Four at Privateer Rum (Up to 48% Off)

Privateer Rum

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In a Nutshell

90-minute distillery tours give guests insight into the making of delicious rum with T-shirts

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Online reservation required. Walk ins cannot be accommodated. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $32 for a 90-minute distillery tour with shirts for two ($60 value)
  • $63 for a 90-minute distillery tour with shirts for four ($120 value)

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Alcohol Proof: Of Taxation and Libations

Check out Groupon’s guide to alcohol proof to learn the reasoning behind the way a drink’s potency is measured.

Different drinks pack different punches depending on how much they’ve been fermented and distilled—and the way that alcohol content is measured differs depending on where it’s made. The typical lager contains 4–5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and the typical whiskey or vodka rings in at 40% ABV, but spirits are more commonly measured in proof and chest-hair growth. In America, the typical whiskey is 80 proof—double the ABV percentage when measured at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In the United States, the standard proof equals 100, on a scale that ranges from 0 to a theoretical 200. (In reality, not all water and barley tears can be distilled out of ethanol, making the maximum distilled spirit 191 proof).

The French scale, on the other hand, uses 100% ABV as 100 proof and 100% water as 0 proof—which would seem to be more straightforward. In fact, the apparent arbitrariness of the American system stretches back to the tax laws of 16th-century England. In those days, liquors were taxed according to the amount of alcohol they contained. To measure this, officials would soak a pellet of gunpowder in the liquor and put a flame to it. If the pellet burned steadily with a blue flame, it was considered “proof;” if it failed to burn, it would be considered underproof—likely watered down—and if it burned out quickly, it was overproof. “Proof,” it turns out, was roughly 57.1% ABV—roughly the same as a typical English 100-proof liquor today. Simplifying that system gave the United States its current double-sized scale.

Customer Reviews

30 Ratings

Educational and fun. Also great rum truffles and tee shirts!
Laurie L. · February 21, 2016
Lots of fun! The guys were great sharing history and made it interesting and fun. Great samples!! Place is a little hard to found tho and pitch dark at night. They should put a light and sign outside. Would def go again
Amanda S. · February 20, 2016
Very interesting and enjoyable tour.
Margaret B. · December 19, 2015
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    Privateer Rum

    11 Brady Drive

    Ipswich, MA 01938

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