Old New Orleans Amber RumMADE BY CELEBRATION DISTILLATION IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Old New Orleans Amber Rum is a blend of three rums made from Louisiana sugar cane and aged at least three to five years in used bourbon barrels. All that time in the barrel gives it a delicious caramel-y flavor with hints of vanilla, so it's great for sipping or mixing in cocktails.
Head distiller and founder James Michalopoulos uses both a pot still (used for whiskey) and a column still (used for vodka) to get the best of both processes. The distillery took on eight feet of water during Hurricane Katrina, but thanks to the support of the community (and the growing popularity of his incredible rum), they made it through the aftermath of the storm and are thriving today.
James is also a successful artist who specializes in brightly colored oil paintings of life and landscapes in New Orleans. Each bottle of rum is imprinted with one of these paintings.
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Try this one in a daiquiri for a rich twist on a classic: Combine 2 oz Old New Orleans amber rum, 1 oz fresh lime juice and 1/2 oz simple syrup in a shaker with ice and shake until very cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.