Our Distillery "Sea Hagg Distillery"
June 14, 2013 Site Staff
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 of 2013. Currently, they produce, market and sell several varieties of Spirits 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.