From the culture to the cuisine,

to the way people live their lives to the fullest and have some fun along the way. It’s from this place, where the sugarcane first came to the USA, that a new spirit was born.

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January 23, 2017

Bayou Rum Wins Best Visitor Center Honor

Bayou Rum Wins Best Visitor Center Honor Bayou Rum Distillery was recently honored as the best large-scale visitor center in the 2017 Distillery Experience Challenge by Drinks International. The Distillery Experience Challenge rewards excellence in hospitality — whether it’s teaching how a spirit is made, the history of the distillery and its environment, conducting a […]

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January 23, 2017

Bayou Rum Distillery Wins Award from Drinks International

Bayou Rum Distillery wins award from Drinks International By Rachael Thomas Bayou Rum Distillery, the largest private rum distillery in the country, recently won the Best Large-scale Visitor Center through Drink International’s 2017 Distillery Experience Challenge. The distillery, located in Lacassine, Louisiana, is a frontrunner for award-winning American rums and continues to bolster its reputation […]

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January 6, 2017

Bayou Rum Ball Recipe

Bayou Rum Ball Recipe A seasonal favorite with no cooking required! Ingredients: 1/4 cup Bayou Rum (Spiced recommended) 1 cup finely crushed/chopped vanilla wafers 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 tablespoons (1/8 cup) light corn syrup Instructions: Combine the above ingredients in a bowl. Knead into a blob with smooth consistency. The blob should be slightly […]

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December 19, 2016

Bayou Rum on KPLC TV

On Thursday, December 8th, Trey Litel went on the Midday Show on KPLC Channel 7 to share some gift giving tips. Click here to view the full three and half minute segment.  

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November 15, 2016

(Rum) Running Around Louisiana

By Susie Drinks Dallas I can tell you now that the moral of this story is that there’s more to Louisiana than New Orleans…like way more. So the next time you want to “laissez les bons temps rouler”, think outside (but don’t forget about) The Big Easy. I recently enjoyed a visit to Lake Charles, […]

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October 26, 2016

Dry weather will Increase Sugarcane Crops

By Kaitlin Rust View Video Here IOWA, LA (KPLC) – According to the LSU Ag Center, sugarcane accounts for $2 billion flowing into the state’s economy annually. Last year was called a wet, muddy mess by farmers; the state only yielded 29 tons. The 2016 harvest is predicted to yield 31 tons, according to the […]

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September 23, 2016

Interview: Trey Litel On Why American Craft Rum Hasn’t Taken Off Yet — And Why It Will

BY BEVERAGE DYNAMICS You may not think of Louisiana as rum country. But before the Revolutionary War, the state’s sugarcane plantations were so flush with rum that it became a form of local currency. And prior the Prohibition, rum distilleries were commonplace all along America’s east coast. So describes Trey Litel, President of Louisiana Spirits […]

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September 14, 2016

5 American Rums to Drink Now

BY TRAVIS MITCHELL Rum is synonymous with the Caribbean, evoking visions of tropical beaches and island breezes. After all, the hot, sunny climate of spots like Jamaica, Guatemala and Cuba is as perfect for growing the sugar cane required for making rum as it is for sipping a mojito. But while the Caribbean is undoubtedly […]

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September 13, 2016

Lake Charles, Louisiana: Authentic Cajun & Creole Cuisine, Plus Craft Spirits

BY SAMANTHA CRESPO In Louisiana’s Cajun Country, where the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road runs along the marshy coast to the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Charles tempts with fresh seafood and homemade boudin – a snack so beloved, locals mapped a culinary trail to ensure that you savor it too! Naturally, they created a trail […]

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August 31, 2016

On The Distillery Trail: Go big with Bayou Rum

On The Distillery Trail: Go big with Bayou Rum BY STEPHANIE OSWALD FOR WGNO NEW ORLEANS LACASSINE, La. (WGNO) – The largest privately owned rum distillery in the United States is just a three-hour drive from New Orleans. Take a rum road trip west on Interstate 10 and you can’t miss the giant billboards announcing free, […]

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