Mar 16, 2012
Sailor Jerry was born in 1911, and at the age of 19 he was hopping freight trains and creating tattoos by hand across the country. Jerry wound up in the city of Chicago and joined the Naval Academy. It was during his time in the academy that he crossed the globe on schooner ships and began a love for the Asian culture. After leaving the academy, Jerry settled in the tropics of Oahu where millions of sailors would cross his path.
Jerry opened up his own tattoo shop in Honolulu over 40 years ago, and it's still open for business today!
About 11 years ago, "Sailor Jerry" rum was created. Based on a seafaring recipe, this spiced rum has been enjoyed in the United States and recently became available in Sweden. In the very near future it will be available in Australia, South Africa, Germany and many other ports of call.
Who knew there was such a great story behind this rum? Sailing, tattoos and a man who did things his own way!