The local fishermen risked life, liberty, and limb year-round against all elements to support their families and the avoid the watchful eyes of the law.


The local fishing boats would depart the sleepy village under the cover of darkness. Sails whispered in the wind as the watchmen kept an eye out for the Coast Guard ships hoping to snag the prohibited cargo. 


The Rum Line, as referred to by rumrunners, is the extent of the U.S. territorial sea off the Montauk coastline considered international waters. The Caribbean rum-running ships would wait; their gunwales riding low in the water with their holds filled with barrels of rum from far away places.

The Rum Line

Montauk Rumrunners’ Coconut Rum is hand crafted in small batches using the finest ingredients, producing a touch of sweetness and an exceptionally smooth finish. Enjoy of ice, with your favorite cola, or blend with bananas for a tropical treat.

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