A brand new boutique rum producer will be opening a pour-your-own rum tasting bar and retail store right next to the ferry dock later this month.
Matt Razook is the man behind Bones Rum, named after Treasure Island’s Billy Bones, and this will be his second store. He opened his first location on the waterfront in Charlotte Amalie a couple of weeks ago, where he says business has been great.
“We’re really proud to be producing rum in the Virgin Islands,” Matt says. “We’ve also got rum balls and rum cakes that are made here as well. We’re striving to have as much of what we carry home grown and local.”
What about this pour-your-own stuff?
“It’s exactly what it says. We’ve got frozen drink machines, so if you want a daiquiri, you can make it any way you want. (Or colada, or Bushwacker or Painkiller.) We’re introducing a new rum to the market and going about it in a unique way, and I hope people will see our rum and remember it.”
Bones Rum’s slogan is “Smooth rum for the rough seas.”
Below, Bones Rum on St. Thomas, and its future home in Cruz Bay.