86 Proof (ABV 43%)
Under the ‘Cask Exchange’ program, after aging Richland Rum for approximately three years, the contents of select casks are transferred temporarily to new barrels. The emptied casks are then used by the Chateau Elan Winery in Braselton, GA, to age Port for about one year, adding warm notes of vanilla, caramel, oak, leather and tobacco to the Port. After the Port has been bottled, the barrels are returned to the Distillery in Richland, where the Rum they originally held is placed back into them. Hints of sweetness, red fruit, and field flowers acquired from the barrel signal maturity (typically after about one year) and the rum is ready to be bottled.
Richland Distilling Company began in 1999 on the farm at Richland Estate where sugarcane is grown for the sole purpose of making Richland Rum. Twenty years later, with two distilleries in Richland & Brunswick, Georgia, and multiple award winning rum expressions, Richland Rum is setting the standard for top quality rum making around the world.
From the farm to the barrel house, Richland Rum is an authentic, “Single-Estate” rum created with appreciation for quality and detail. Each phase, or “Act” of the Richland Rum Process is a masterstroke in high quality rum making, and should be seen as an artistic endeavor rather than an economic one.
Richland Rum is manually crafted by Richland Estate where sugarcane is cultivated - and the Richland Distilling Company, with Rum Distilleries in the cities of Richland and Brunswick in Southern Georgia, U.S.A. Richland Estate was established in 1999 to bring back a true, American, ‘Single Estate’ Rum. This Field – To - Glass Rum crafting approach was long lost in the USA. Today, almost twenty years of sustainable agricultural practices and superior land stewardship at Richland Estate, combined with a relentless pursuit of purity, authenticity and quality in Fermentation and Copper Pot Distillation techniques at both Distilleries, has led to the production of an exquisite Rum with a rare pedigree.
2oz Single Estate Old South Georgia Rum
½oz Almost Rum Pure Cane Syrup
3 dashes angostura bitters
1 orange wedge
1 lime wedge
6 mint leaves
In an old-fashioned glass, gently muddle the fruit, mint, bitters, and syrup. Add rum and stir a little before adding ice. Add ice and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig.