Feisty local legend Mary Fogerty was the mistress of Estate Perseverance, located on the southern shore of Perseverance Bay, about four miles west of St. Thomas harbor. When Mary began her rum production operations back in 1811, her factory was so small that it shared space with her grazing livestock.
Today, Mary has become an important figure in Virgin Islands folklore, not only because of her independent streak but because her visionary good taste in blending a rum cream liqueur earned her the esteem of family, friends and visiting spice traders.
We think Mary would approve of our velvety smooth 40-proof rum cream, made today in the same small artisan batches with the same blend of secret spices that she used.
We start with the complexity of barrel-aged rum from neighboring Estate Botany Bay and blend in Mary’s iconic spices to create our Perseverance Bay homage — elegant when served on the rocks, or the life of the party as an ingredient when recreating the famous Sapphire Pub Bushwacker.
In short, don’t leave our island paradise without giving this unforgettable local artisan liqueur a try — and be sure to bring a bottle (or two) home to rekindle your warm vacation memories with special friends.
Perseverance Bay is a 30 proof, small batch (approx. 1,250 bottles) rum cream that is historically representative of products made at the Perseverance Bay estate in St Thomas. The world’s only cream liqueur that combines barrel aged rum (Botany Bay) and lighter USVI rums. This produces a smooth, rich and complex rum base which is combined with Caribbean nutmeg. The cream base is lighter and less filling for cocktails but still imparts a richer flavor experience.
Rum and Flavor Origin
The rum base is from multiple barrels aged rums (Botany Bay) and blended with lighter rums from Virgin Islands.