Richland Rum Single Estate Old South Georgia Rum|
Richland Rum is the only single-estate rum in the US, where they grows their own Georgia Red sugarcane. They process the sugar cane into cane syrup, which is then fermented and distilled. This entire process happens in downtown Richland, GA a couple of miles from their farm. It is a wonderful Agricole style rum and one of Blake's favorite craft spirits.
The cask exchange collaborations are an interesting concept. After aging the rum for several years they are moved to neutral barrel storage while the original barrel is sent away, in today's case for Terrapin Brewing to age their Imperial Milk Stout or Chateau Elan to age their port. Once those barrels are dumped they are sent back to Richland for those rums to re-enter their same barrels to finish aging in.
With all of these barrels we know we want great quality rum, but also keeping the whiskey drinker in mind:
The cask strength is rich with cherry and chocolate malt, but lingering with a surprising amount of oak tannins.
The Milk Stout is creamy with coffee, tobacco, raspberry and black walnut bitters.
The Chateau Elan Port is maple sweetened and funky fruit filled, with a drying mouthfeel as it trails.
If you are newer to rum, this is a great place to start.