Sea Hagg Rum




Photo by Hillary Davis

Heather Hughes sees rum as a nautical drink, so as founder, along with partner Ron Vars, they named their distillery Sea Hagg. They started production on July 4 last year. Currently, they produce, market and sell several varieties of rum at a warehouse office park on Lafayette Road in Portsmouth.

Hughes had ties with Louisiana so they purchase blackstrap molasses there, bringing in huge containers of the syrup that are mixed with spring water and yeast. One copper still helped them produce 500 cases last year and they just brought in another to increase production. After the distillation process, the rum is stored in new oak barrels that lend tones of oak to the finished product. Hughes says she is going for a New England flavor profile.

Their blueberry rum is made with low-bush berries from Maine and this summer they’ll produce a peach and strawberry rum, using the real fruit, not extracts, for flavor. A simple recipe for a refreshing drink is two ounces Sea Hagg Blueberry Rum and two ounces of lemonade.

Sea Hagg rum retails for $27.99 at the New Hampshire Wine and Liquor Outlets.

Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. The Power of Power
    Healthcare, Trump and the economy are all lower on NH’s wish list.
  2. 2018 It List
    If you wanted to host the ultimate cocktail party, these are the people you’d want to invite....
  3. How Food Can Affect Your Mood
    What you do (and don’t) eat can affect your stress level and more.
  4. Trail’s End Pond Hockey
    A rowdy band of adventurers sets out for a spirited game of ice hockey at zero degrees in the...
  5. The Pros and Cons of Legal Cannabis in NH
    All of our neighbors have legalized recreational cannabis to some degree. What does that mean for...
  6. The New Hood Museum of Art Revealed
    The Hood Museum at Dartmouth College in Hanover underwent a massive renovation and is ready to...
  7. Classic Yankee Recipes
    Ensuring that traditional New England dishes — pork pie, American chop suey, shepherd’s pie...
  8. Contoocook Cider Company
    This isn't sweet apple juice - good hard cider can be just as varied as wine.
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags