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 IslandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re really proud to be producing rum in the Virgin Islands,Ã¢â‚¬Â Matt says. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve also got rum balls and rum cakes that are made here as well. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re striving to have as much of what we carry home grown and local.Ã¢â‚¬Â
What about this pour-your-own stuff?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s exactly what it says. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.) WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Bones RumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s slogan is Ã¢â‚¬Å“Smooth rum for the rough seas.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
Below, Bones Rum on St. Thomas, and its future home in Cruz Bay.