Richland Single Estate Old South Georgia Rum - Cask Strength
Richland Rum is the only single-estate rum in the U.S. Richland grows their own sugarcane. They process it into cane syrup in-house. The cane syrup is then fermented and distilled all in downtown Richland, GA. It is a wonderful Agricole style rum and probably one of my favorite craft spirits.
For this pick, I went in with an open mind. I didn't target a specific flavor profile. I knew I wanted something that you all would enjoy neat. And, I knew it had to appeal to a whiskey drinkers palate! I believe this barrel nailed it. It's a cask strength, unaltered, unfiltered rum that is full of flavor.
Here are my notes:
It has a heavy cherries and berries nose. The sweetness is there but not overpowering. The taste is sweet but balanced with spicey notes from the new charred oak. There's more fruit. Slight notes of black pepper and toasted marshmallow. The finish is complex and lingers between sweet and tannic oak.
Barrel Number: 135
Age: 4 Years and 10 months
Bottle count: 199
If you're new to rum, this is a great place to start. Especially, if you come from a whiskey background.