This drawing of Vasa is the only known markup of the vessel. Prior to its demise to the sea in the year 1628, Vasa was constructed at the navy yard in Stockholm under a contract with private entrepreneurs and armed primarily with bronze cannons cast in Stockholm specifically for the ship. Richly decorated as a symbol of the king's ambitions for Sweden. Upon completion she was one of the most powerfully armed vessels in the world.
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- Our Legendary Rum -
‘1628 Rum’ was named after the year of both the rise and fall of Vasa. We found it to be very interesting that among the ships remains after discovery, was a ‘Pewter’ bottle of still-drinkable Rum. The oldest known incarnation of the spirit. Thus reason why our label is a pewter plate vs a paper label. Given Vasa's interesting history, coupled with the fact that we love Rum, we thought it was a great idea to pay tribute to Vasa and its cargo... a very old bottle of great Rum.
- Our Namesake -
Our name was derived from the Swedish warship 'Vasa'. Seen here at a Museum bearing its name located in Sweden. Vasa embarked on its maiden voyage on August 10, 1628. The day was calm, and the only wind was a light breeze. The gun ports were open, and the guns were out to fire a salute as the ship left Stockholm. Vasa sank soon thereafter. '1628 Rum' received its name after a bottle of old, still-drinkable, Rum was found among the ships contents.