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Wicked Dolphin releasing a very limited run of special rum on July 2

By Staff | Jun 30, 2015

Florida’s Top Craft Rum producer, Wicked Dolphin, is releasing a very limited run of the Sunken Barrel USS Mohawk CGC Reserve on July 2. Only 200 bottles of the reserve are available, and will go on sale at 9 a.m. at the Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery in Cape Coral with distillers on hand to sign bottles.

Five Wicked Dolphin Rum barrels filled with distilled water were sent 90 feet down to the USS Mohawk Veterans Memorial Reef, and then raised 72 hours later. The distilled water was used to proof down already aged Wicked Dolphin Rum, creating this unique reserve. Wicked Dolphin Rum and Lee Reefs partnered to create the limited edition rum to benefit the Lee Reefs program and Special Operations Bionic Warriors – a foundation that ensures wounded, injured or ill U.S. Special Operations veterans/athletes receive state-of-the art adaptive sports equipment, coaching and access to cutting-edge sports science that will ensure achievement of their athletic goals.

The release of the Sunken Barrel USS Mohawk CGC Reserve comes just three years after the Mohawk was sunk for use as a Veteran’s Memorial Reef. One hundred percent of the profits will be used to benefit both artificial reefs and the ongoing efforts of the Bionic Warriors.

This limited edition will be sold in 750 ml bottles at $39.99.

The USS Mohawk CGC has become a premier dive destination in Florida. During its short time as a memorial reef it has been visited by numerous whale sharks, hosted an underwater art gallery, and now, on the third anniversary of her sinking, a new signature product emerges as her legacy continues to grow.