Shiver me timbers, the only single-estate, single-barrel rum in America, Richland Rum, is now available right on our doorstep! The days of rum being the exclusive beverage of choice for pirates may be long gone but the rebellious spirit of this good time juice still lives on today. Craft and premium rum is slowly creeping into the limelight created by the craft gin craze, and we couldn’t be more excited because it means more brands like Richland Rum will soon arrive on our shores!
Richland Rum, a family-owned, award winning rum brand from Georgia, sticks to traditional rum-making standards when crafting this delicious spirit. The brand uses the purest ingredients of the highest quality to produce a deliciously luxurious liquid enjoyed neat or with your favourite mixer. Richland Rum has been in the business for the past 20 years and makes uses of two types of sugar cane grown on the Richland family estate.
Today, almost all commercial rum is made from molasses, which is a by-product of sugar refining. Richland Rum uses sugar cane, which is much like the cane syrup used to produce rum during the 18th and 19th century. This process results in stronger, more developed flavours.
The Richland Rum range includes four different ‘expressions’ including Virgin Coastal Georgia Rum (R850), Old South Georgia Rum (R945), Chateau Elan Port Cask Exchange (R1,230) and Old South Georgia Rum Terrapin Double IPA Cask Exchange (R1,230). Each bottle of Richland Rum comes with an individual tag indicating the barrel and bottle number and the year it was crafted. This represents their mantra, ‘field to glass’ with no outside-of-the-estate products or ingredients used in the rum-making process.
Find Richland Rum at Cause|Effect and the Athletic Social Club bars in Cape Town, and at selected retail outlets including Norman Goodfellows and Bar Keeper.