In 1930 ten rum runners were arrested in Dorchester Bay—before crew member William Sovell posted his own bail, took back the boat and the rum, and raced east out of the harbor. He was headed to Provincetown, where twenty federal boats were dispatched to catch him. Sovell sped past the entire fleet and fled on foot into town, his boat left empty and abandoned.
At South Hollow Spirits great rum remains an adventure. Hand-crafted in Truro in our small batch copper pot still, our premium rums are inspired by the spirit of the early Cape Cod bootleggers. Passion has a history here, and you’ll encounter it in every sip and variety of Twenty Boat Rum.
The complexity of our Amber Rum is the result of a blended aging process, incorporating both Chardonnay and whiskey barrels for a spirit full with the aromas and flavors of vanilla, strong caramel nuttiness, and rich minerality. Twice distilled in small batches, Amber Rum is made from molasses and sugarcane juice, with a lingering finish that brings sweet notes of butterscotch, balanced with earthy tobacco. Enjoy neat, on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail.
Our Spiced Rum is handcrafted from American organic sugar cane and molasses and steeped in locally sourced spices. The result is an inspired spirit that’s balanced and rich from the first sip, with a spice list that includes the cardamom, vanilla bean, cinnamon, rose hip, anise, lemon peel, orange peel, allspice, and more from North Truro’s Atlantic Spice Company. Perfect for sipping, this rum is great paired with ginger beer, your secret egg nog recipe, and any classic rum cocktail.
Our small batch, twice distilled White Rum is hand-crafted for flavor. Made from 100% organic sugarcane in the French Caribbean tradition, this rum is clean with fresh wood notes derived from the cane— a pitch perfect component for summer punches, festive gatherings, and laid back get togethers. Match it with fresh mint, bright citrus, or tropical fruits in your favorite cocktail.