The most recent batch of USS Constellation Rum was recently removed from the ship's hold. Image courtesy of Historic Ships in Baltimore

VIDEO: Rum Aged in Belly of USS Constellation Helps Keep Ship Afloat

Rum is the classic seafaring spirit, and drinking it will make you feel even more like a mariner if the rum in question was aged in barrels aboard the 1854 USS Constellation.

Southern Maryland’s Tobacco Barn Distillery recently removed four wooden barrels from the belly of the historic sloop-of-war docked at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. They contain the latest batch of USS Constellation Rum, aged with the gentle rocking and mixing of the ship afloat.

Cheryl Costello explains, a portion of the rum’s sales of help Historic Ships operate, despite being closed to the public since March. Watch below: