Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum

MADE BY CELEBRATION DISTILLATION IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

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Who knew spiced rum could be so flavorful and distinctive? Classic cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg get a spicy Cajun note with the addition of a bit of cayenne pepper.

Celebration Distillation starts with their own rum, distilled from molasses made with Louisiana sugar cane. Then they add fresh whole spices to soak for weeks. It calls for a celebration.

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 influences of both. The distillery took on eight feet of water during Hurricane Katrina, but thanks to the support of the community (and the growing popularity of the rum), they made it through the aftermath of the storm – today they are thriving.

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 his vibrant works. 

tip of the tongue

Marinate fresh fruit in this spiced rum and add it to rich red wine to make amazing sangria with a surprising kick. 

  • $37 for 750ml