Lakeward Spirits craft distillery will be releasing their new Fathoms Below Spiced Rum starting on Black Friday weekend at their production facility at The Barrel Factory, 65 Vandalia St. in Buffalo, just in time for the holidays.

Fathoms Below is the Buffalo area’s first locally-produced spiced rum. It is infused with eight spices and finished on custom-charred American Oak. The spiced rum is 90 proof / 45% ABV.

The spiced rum will be available in Lakeward Spirits’ tasting room and factory store starting at their Black Friday Weekend sales event on Friday and Saturday (12-11pm), and on Sunday (12-8pm). Their “Made in Buffalo” liquors, gift baskets, and other products will be showcased at the holiday sale. The distillery is also offering a free $10 gift certificate to customers toward a regular bottle of their vodka, gins, or rums; or toward a holiday gift basket. The gift certificate and more information are available here:

About Fathoms Below Spiced Rum:

“Since 1793, captains have reported sightings of a serpent-like creature moving beneath the waves of Lake Erie.  Mysterious and distinctive, this leviathan seemed the perfect inspiration for Fathoms Below.

Our Spiced Rum is vapor-infused with a 8-spice blend and aged on custom charred American White Oak.  Aromas of cinnamon, toffee, and candied ginger blend perfectly with smooth vanilla tones pulled from the wood.

Surprisingly dry and complex; Fathoms Below is a unique substitute for a snifter of bourbon, or the perfect addition to a nautical cocktail.

​Proudly distilled and bottled from scratch by Lakeward Spirits, 65 Vandalia St., Buffalo, NY.”