750 mL Bottle. Since the 18th century, whiskeys were no more refined than moonshine. Rum's superior taste quickly launched it to market domination, inciting war and piracy for its possession. To impress and influence his constituency, George Washington caribbean rum during his 1775 run for the house of Burgess. 8 Shires Coloniale Distillery's Caribbean style rum is the only rum using 18th century style molasses.