Richland Single Estate Milk Stout Cask Exchange - Cask Strength
Proof: 116.32 proof
Barrel Number: 73
Age: 8-Years and 5-months
Bottle count: 204 bottles
Secondary Barrel: Terrapin Beer Company Tiramisu-Hoo Milk Stout
The Process: Richlands starts with the 2-3 years old rum and dumps it into a neutral barrel. The used rum barrel is sent to Terrapin Brewing which uses the empty barrel to age their milk stout for 11-months. Once the beer is dumped the barrel is sent back to Richland Rum. The original rum is placed back into the barrel to continue aging.
Tasting Notes: The nose is crazy! There's bright cherry, praline pecans and vanilla custard. It dives deeper to hints of orange peel and dates. The taste and proof bring balance to the sweet nose. There are notes of cordial cherry and orange pound cake. The proof is long. It bounces between ripe berry and creme brulee. Overall this is fantastic. The flavor is extremely condensed. However, it continues to evolve in the glass with additional nuanced flavor.
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.
If you're new to rum, this is a great place to start. Especially, if you come from a whiskey background.