Georgia’s own Richland Rum is set to expand distribution of their award winning products across the southeast.
The Richland Distilling Company recently appointed TAG USA to support the introduction of Richland Rum in key markets in the Southeastern US. TAG initially launched Richland Rum in Florida and South Carolina. The agreement anticipates that TAG will lead Richland Rum’s further expansion along the Eastern Sea border and into large markets such as Texas.
Richland Rum is hand-made in Richland, GA, using estate-sourced natural sugar cane syrup – not molasses – and water from the Georgia Aquifer as the only ingredients. Sourcing and processing of sugar cane syrup, slow fermentation, copper pot distilling in single day batches, aging in virgin American oak barrels and ultimately bottling are all handled in-house, creating a Single Estate Rum. In addition, the Rum is all natural, not blended or mass produced and does not contain preservatives, spices, taste enhancers, color agents or additives of any kind.
“Rum thrived in America long before Bourbon did. Good quality, aged Rum made from syrup is complex, delicious and worth to be sipped slowly. Actually, in the early days Bourbons tried to emulate good Rums!” said Erik Vonk, the Richland Distilling Company’s founder and proprietor.
“We are thrilled to see a rum renaissance and to be among a very few Distilleries in America dedicated to handcrafting domestic, authentic Rum, savored by Whisky & Bourbon fans and aficionados of aged spirits” Vonk continued.
Matt Keith, TAG’s National Brands Manager, added: “Richland Rum is a great addition to our spirits portfolio; its premium, award-winning quality meets the increasing demand for high-end, handcrafted products by sophisticated consumers. We are delighted to bring such an exquisite product to key markets.”
Recent accolades for Richland Rum include: Gold Medal-2014 International SIP Awards; Gold Medal-2014 International Crafts Awards; 94 points by Tasting Panel; Flavor of Georgia–2014 Winner.