Almost 250 years after Revere's Midnight Ride, Paul Revere Rum was created to reclaim America's rum heritage in a bottle. Paul Revere was an ordinary American who worked his way from a silversmith to that of an American Patriot who embodies the American Spirit. With a tremendous sense of pride and duty, he set off on his Midnight Ride on April 18, 1775. Along the way, Revere stopped through Medford, Massachusetts, the center of rum production at at time. He stopped at the home of Sir Issac Hall who was the head of the local Minute Men militia and a rum distiller. There, they had a meeting and shared a few drinks before Revere continued on his journey to Concord and Lexington. Around the time of the Revolutionary War, rum was the most drank alcohol in America; so much so, it is estimated that there were around forty rum distilleries in the colonies. In 1764 the British Government passed the Sugar Act, placing a heavy tax burden on the import of the most vital component of rums of production. Overnight, the cost of rum production increased significantly. A year later, the crown of England felt so inclined to pass the Stamp Act. Notwithstanding, this continued to incite fervor and rebellion within the colonists' quest for independence and began the rallying cry: "No taxation without representation!" Not to be undone and with an air of REVOLUTION in their SPIRITS, the American colonists had enough.