Taste the Spirit of Louisiana and Bayou Rum – Louisiana Spirits Opens in Lacassine LA!
Congratulations to the Louisiana Spirits Distillery which had a Grand Opening that was highly anticipated by Southwest Louisiana residents and visitors.
Located off of Interstate I-10 Exit 48 in Lacassine is where the new Louisiana Spirits Distillery is located and Bayou Rum is bottled!
Welcome to Louisiana Spirits, home of Bayou Rum!
Arriving at the Visitors Center, guests enter through the Gift Shop in the foyer of the main building. At the back of the main room inside you will see the entrance to the Rum Distillery Room and the Tasting Bar area behind a short wrought iron fence.
Bayou Rum is made from Sugarcane and Rum Making in Louisiana has quite a history!
During the Civil War, Union Soldiers confiscated Louisiana rum and destroyed stills during war. Later in the late 1890’s Louisiana struggled to attract sugar mill owners to revitalize. Then of course during prohibition things went underground!
The great depression took a toll on the sugar industry and no one had funds to explore the rum market. In 2011 Louisiana Spirits vowed to make a world class rum from Louisiana sugarcane and began construction of a new purpose-built distillery in Lacassine LA. In 2013 Bayou Rum was announced and the anticipation began!
Visitors may tour the Louisiana Spirits Distillery where Bayou Rum is bottled
Bayou Rum is handmade in the largest privately-owned rum distillery in the USA, utilizing traditional methods with state-of-the-art technology for all four steps: fermentation, distillation, maturation, and bottling. Everything is on site, and I got to sample some of that “Louisiana Spirit”… in a Bayou Rum bottle!
It was fun to attend the Grand Opening and support a new local industry, plus I picked up some early Christmas gifts!
If you are traveling I-10 near Lacassine LA, be sure to stop by the Louisiana Spirits Visitors Center! For more information you can connect and follow Bayou Rum.