It’s interesting that a company whose rums are so barrel focused would put out an un-aged high proof rum. The fact is, the overproof rum space doesn’t have as many offerings, so it’s easier for a brand to stand out. Overproof rum has a number of important functions: it’s a key ingredient in the classic Tiki drink the Zombie, it helps give oomph to tropical drinks that are heavy in juice, and it’s the spirit that you light on fire when you want to add fire to the equation in your drinks. Overproof rum can vary in strength but is most commonly found at the lower end at 125 proof (Wray & Nephew) and at the high end at 151 proof (Bacardi). Cockspur has come in right in the middle at 130 proof.