Ipswich, MA – February 6, 2014 – Privateer Rum, fermented, distilled and aged in Essex County, Massachusetts, is continuing their expansion with the hiring of Kevin Martin as VP Sales. This is another step in Privateer’s growth strategy that includes the retaining of KOPR public relations from New York and partnership with Winebow to distribute Privateer in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Illinois.
Most recently, Martin was Bar Manager at Eastern Standard for seven years, where he maintained an extensive cocktail, spirit, and beer list; educated staff and managers on products, techniques, and cocktail history; and collaborated with importers and distributors to procure quality craft spirits. Martin graduated with a B.S. in Culinary Arts/Business at the Culinary Institute of America, has a proficient knowledge of food, wine and spirits, and has participated and won cocktail competitions across the country, including Tales of the Cocktail. He has been published in Kevin Fitzpatrick’s Under the Table, a Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide