About Northport Rum
From the founder: While I was in college, I started to develop a strong interest in liquor, naturally. Being a History major, I was used to in-depth research, and I was captivated by alcohol’s role and evolution throughout human history. To the detriment of some of my grades, I started delving into the various methods of its production, with a specific interest in distillation. Before I started my senior year, my mother gave me a small Portuguese pot still for my birthday, and from that moment on, I knew what I wanted to pursue.
Several years ago, I founded a “nano-distillery” in Northport, Michigan. I assumed at the beginning that I would be creating whiskey. However, I kept going back to my original love of old-world spirits, specifically rum. This became a stubborn pet project and out of those long summers experimenting with different types of spirits, Northport Rum Co. was born.
When not producing my classic Northport brand, I experimented with different flavor profiles. Out of this side hobby, and quite by accident, Augustum was created. My most recent spirit is a warm and classic liqueur created with innovative methods, yet with a timeless quality. Learn more about Augustum Liqueur here.
Though I love traditional methods and flavors, I see a lot of room for innovation in the pantheon of distilled spirits, and it is my firm belief that this is one industry where one can be in both the past and the present. I want to share my passion for distillation and its many products, with whomever walks through the door.