The origins of Crook Jaw date back to the 1700s in Cape Cod. Captain Ichabod Paddock was a local whaling captain who spent many years pursuing the ferocious bull sperm whale, Crook Jaw. One day Captain Paddock fell off his ship and was swallowed by Crook Jaw. As he passed through the whale’s insides he came upon the devil and a sea witch seated at a table playing cards for his soul. The witch won the game and had her way with the captain and eventually sent him on his way back to his family. Paddock’s father in-law feared his son in-law would be tempted to return to the sea witch, so he crafted a silver tipped harpoon and with great effort dispatched Crook Jaw. Paddock then lived happily with his family, or at least as happy as a man can be….Crook Jaw’s Cape Cod Amber Rum is a testament to Captain Paddock and h story. It is fermented from the purest of molasses, filtered water and our proprietary rum yeast. It is painstakingly distilled several times in our artisan copper still until it achieves the utmost purity. We then age the spirit in “once-used” bourbon barrels. Finally we blend the various vintages to create an extremely smooth and drinkable amber rum. It is wonderful for sipping as well as in your favorite craft cocktail.