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Tiny Islands, Tons of History!

By |October 3rd, 2022|

There’s actually 103! Nestled on Government Hill in downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas USVI are the stunning 99 Steps! These steps were built from bricks brought from Denmark as ballast in the hulls of sailing ships and are flanked up and down by spectacular florals. The 99 Steps' original name was Store Taarne Gade which means Greater Tower Street.

Rum. What’s it worth?

By |September 30th, 2022|

Rum was so valuable in the 18th century that it was used as a type of currency. In fact, sailors would receive rum as a form of payment as part of their benefits package. They would mix it with gunpowder and set it on fire. That’s how they got “proof” the rum hadn't been watered down. The term is still

A French island in the Caribbean

By |September 7th, 2022|

St. Thomas is home to a large population of French people, descendants of immigrants who came to St. Thomas from St. Barthelemy (a French island in the Caribbean) between the 1920s and the present. From Frenchtown, just west of Charlotte Amalie’s waterfront, to the French enclave on St. Thomas’ North Side, the French community – locally and affectionately known as

Don’t forget the rum

By |August 25th, 2022|

If you’re traveling this Labor Day weekend Friend, do us a favor – don’t forget the rum. Old Estate Rums is a small batch, artisanal rum company blending 1,250 bottles per batch by hand. And, we’re powered by you. We’ve asked how you’ve heard about our rum. And the number one answer points back to the first time someone shared

National Rum Day

By |August 16th, 2022|

Sorry Friend , we had to remind you that today is National Rum Day! Let’s be the first to toast to life, love, and the opportunity to sip GREAT Virgin Islands Rum. What’s different about Old Estate Rums? We value quality over quantity. Industrial rum brands use large column stills that strip out nearly all the flavor and then add back

It’s time for Summer BBQ, Friend

By |June 24th, 2022|

Friend, we’ve taken one of our favorite BBQ sauce recipes and added a Caribbean twist…Botany Bay Rum, straight from the Virgin Islands! Botany Bay Rum is a custom, small-batch rum historically representative of the estate rums at Botany Bay estate on the west end of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. These private reserve rums were used especially for special family

What type of Dad do you have, Friend?

By |June 6th, 2022|

The funny guy, the hipster, the distinguished fellow, the sports nut? Dad’s come in all types, and that’s why we LOVE them! This Father’s Day, give them the gift of great taste. Why? Well, when we spoke to customers recently, here’s what they had to say: A hand-made Caribbean rum is a super special and unique gift for the "hard