Pusser’s Rum Ltd. has moved its corporate headquarters to North Charleston from the British Virgin Islands.
Headed by Mount Pleasant resident Gary Rogalski, the rum maker uses a blend of five stills located in Guyana and Trinidad. It is blended primarily from rum handcrafted using a wooden pot-still distillation process that the company says provides depth of flavor beyond that of mass-produced rums distilled from modern semi-automatic metal column stills.
The rum is aged three years, but the company also produces a 15-year-old rum.
The brand name Pusser derives from a corruption of the word “purser,” the British Navy ship’s supply officer who retained the stocks of rum.
The new headquarters houses administration and management personnel who provide operations and marketing for the company. Pusser’s retail warehouse is also located on site.
“Since our new management assumed responsibility in July of 2012 we have doubled our case sales,” marketing director Dean Cowart said. “This has strengthened our dedication to building relationships with on-premise accounts and providing marketing and promotional support. We also plan to boost our international retail merchandise component and have ambitious goals for the future.”
The new headquarters can be found at 2233 Technical Parkway, Suite B, in North Charleston. That’s off Fain Street between Aviation Avenue and Eagle Drive.