Rum, soon to come

by Elizabeth Rose

Louisiana Spirits, which has been teasing us with a billboard at Exit 48 on I-10 for as long as we can remember, will release its first rums "soon." Louisiana Spirits LLC has announced the name for its two soon-to-be-released rums: Silver Bayou Rum and Spiced Bayou Rum.

"Louisiana was known as The Bayou State' while growing up on Contraband Bayou. Good memories inspired us to celebrate our state by naming our product Bayou Rum," says Trey Litel, president of Louisian Spirits LLC in a press release. "Consumers chose Bayou Rum because it is easy to say, easy to remember, and easy to imagine what we're about: living life to its fullest and having some fun along the way. We're really excited about Bayou Rum and we look forward to the inaugural toast' with the citizens of Louisiana!"

The distillery plans on having both of its current varieties on shelves and available at the distillery by early June. Both the Silver Bayou Rum and the Spiced Bayou Rum are handcrafted in a traditional pot still with 100 percent Louisiana cane sugar and molasses.

"We're creating great tasting rums and we're proud to be part of the internationally renowned Cajun culinary culture," says head distiller Jeff Murphy in the same press release. "For us, it all starts with local ingredients. We've found the fresh raw materials to be a big differentiator in terms of taste. Louisiana molasses and the raw unrefined Louisiana sugar crystals we use, along with our historic sugar house' recipe, have helped us to create more flavorful rums for sipping that'll mix exceptionally well for cocktails, too."

Learn more about Louisiana Spirits here.