Louisiana Spirits announces contest for inaugural toast

by Elizabeth Rose

The soon-to-hit-shelves Bayou Rum is the centerpiece of a Facebook contest that challenges drinkers to raise a toast to Louisiana. Louisiana Spirits' Bayou Rum is hitting the shelves in June, and the distillery wants to give all drinkers the opportunity to attend it's Inaugural Toast Launch Party.

To win free tickets to the event, all they ask is you submit a toast to the magnificence that is Louisiana and what its spirit means to you. No speeches - 250 words max. Tos ubmit your toast, visit and clicking on the contest button. Entries are due May 9. Find more details here.

Winners will be chosen by Facebook friends of the distillery and 10 winners will be among the first to try Bayou Rum as VIP guests at the launch party at L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles. The prize package includes a free night stay, VIP concert seats, commemorative items and more. Those who get the most votes win!

Liquid Society Party will perform at the launch party, and everyone in attendance will be able to taste the first delivery of Silver Bayou Rum, made at the distillery in Lacassine right on I-10. For non-winner tickets to the event, visit Ticketmaster.

Bayou Rum's Inaugural Toast launch party will also feature a famous musical group performing at the first Liquid Society Party by the Pool event of the season. Everyone at the event will get a taste from the first delivery of Silver BAYOU Rum, fresh from the company's new distillery just down 1-10 in Lacassine. A total of Ten Grand Prizes will be rewarded. Winners will receive a VIP stay at to help celebrate the inaugural toast for Bayou Rum on May 23, 2013. Winners will be the top ten toasts that get the most votes on the Bayou Rum Facebook Contest page and everyone can follow along and share their favorite toasts. The prize package and official rules are available here:  For tickets and concert information, visit Ticketmaster.