Busted Barrel Rum is distilled in a traditional style and is hand-crafted in small batches in Jerseyâ€™s first new distillery to open since the end of Prohibition. Matured in oak barrels to impart the distinctive flavor that has been associated with high quality rum from the colonial period onward. The result is a smooth, easy to drink rum, with depth and complexity of flavor you will enjoy.
|???In the autumn of 2010, Brant Braue was asked by his brother, ”If you could wake up tomorrow and do anything, what would it be?” After a few days of thought, the answer came to him: I would open and run a distillery. A few months later, at the local craft brewery, Brant happened into conversation with Krista Haley, a local attorney who was in the market for a new challenge in her life. Over the next few months, they discussed the idea at length and over cocktails by the pool, realized that this dream could be a reality. And so Jersey Artisan Distilling was born.
After many months of hard work, Jersey Artisan Distilling is now the first distillery to open in New Jersey since Prohibition ended. We are going to focus on making our spirits in the classic style, using modernized versions of the techniques that have made spirits great since colonial times. Our primary focus will be on making rum, bringing back the flavors and tastes that made rum the most popular spirit in colonial times and beyond.