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GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING TV

Richland Rum will be on Georgia Traveler around the end of January 2015

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ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION - DECEMBER 4, 2014

HOLIDAY SPIRITS - Oh, The Joys of Rum -

 

Rum is not just for imbibing.

Treats such as Rum Balls, Richland Rumkin Pound Cake and Coconut Eggnog show the liquor's versatility.

Includes the recipes for these delicious holiday desserts.

For AJC by Wendell Brock, recipes and styling by Wendell Brock, contributed by Rene Brock and Atlanta Four Seasons Hotel Pastry Chef Charles Barrett

 

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DUTY FREE AMERICA MAGAZINE - OCTOBER 2014

Old Georgia meets the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOUTHBOUND MAGAZINE - SOUTHERN SPIRITS WORTH THE TRIP - OCTOBER 2014

Small Batches, Big Crowds - With its namesake rum, sleepy Richland, Georgia is waking up to the tourism industry.

 

"The core cadre of our followers are high-end bourbon or single-malt drinkers, who now enjoy Richland Rum as an alernative. A sipping drink, served neat or with a cube of ice."

 

 

 

 

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RURAL GEORGIA's HIDDEN TREASURE - AUGUST 2014

 

A Taste of Richland Rum

About the last thing you might expect to find in Richland, ..., is one of the country's finest, handcrafted, ultra-premium rum distilleries. ... Erik Vonk opened the Richland Distilling Company, an artisan copper pot distillery dedicated to producing Single Estate Georgia Rum using quality Georgia-grown sugar cane. I've never been a big fan of rum but after tasting Erik's smooth, aromatic version with a haunting honey aftertaste, I was immediately hooked.

 

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WAY INTO ATLANTA - the Best of Atlanta, Georgia and the South - AUGUST 2014

Music and Spirits

 

Vonk sees his copper stills as if they're musical instruments; they are to be finely played.

As a piano player himself he loves a good musical analogy. "Like a Steinway, it takes time to master."

Gold Medal by Fifty Best

GOLD MEDAL AWARDED by The Fifty Best

The Fifty Best - Best Aged Rum 2014

 

The Fifty Best is an unbiased guide to fine living for those with epicurean taste

Richland Rum wins Gold Medal at INternational Tasting

GOLD MEDAL AWARDED by BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE

2014 International Review of Spirits 91 POINTS of 100 "EXCEPTIONAL"

 

"Pale amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of creme brulee, mocha, polished wood, and toffee with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a nutty, spicy, coppery mineral tang on the finish. A dry, serious oak aged pot still rum for sipping or bold cocktails." (tasted on Jul-01-2014)

Georgia Trend Magazine

GEORGIA TREND MAGAZINE - July 2014

Popping the Cap on Georgia's Craft Industry Micro Distilleries a Macro Trend

"This is a new industry that can have a serious positive impact on the economy of Georgia," says Karin Vonk of Richland Rum in SW Georgia. "Especially for small towns." Karin and Erik Vonk grow sugarcane on their farm and use the freshly squeezed cane juice in their rum. It's a process that's won them accolades across the country and draws dozens of visitors every day wanting to see the distillery and learn how the rum is made.

DIGITAL VERSION --- GEORGIA TREND MAGAZINE VERSION

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FOUR SEASONS ATLANTA ADDS LOCAL TWIST TO CLASSIC COCKTAILs Richland Rum cocktail

 

Richland Rum and Coke

Nothing says "Home of the South" quite like a homemade cola paired with local rum that's shaken and poured over pecan smoked ice cubes.

 

 

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SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE - DAILY SOUTH - JULY 2014

 

Four Southern Distilleries on the rise

"Richland Rum is sometimes hard to find, but one sip and it will soon find a home on your bar cart."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Loafing Article

CREATIVE LOAFING - HAPPY HOUR - JULY 2014

 

Brad Kaplan Interview: Erik Vonk of Richland Rum

RUM STATE: ERIK VONK IS MAKING RUM A THING IN SOUTH GEORGIA.Georgia and rum are two words that don't naturally go together, but Erik aims to change that. He's not only distilling, aging, and bottling Richland Rum in South Georgia, he's doing it with Georgia-grown sugar cane.

 

 

MONARQ GROUP AND RICHLAND DISTILLING COMPANY ENTER INTO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

 

Richland Rum to Enter North Americana and Caribean Duty Free Markets.

 

 

 

 

Richland Rum wins Craft Award Gold Medal

GOLD MEDAL AT INTERNATIONAL CRAFT AWARDS!

 

International Craft Award Competition

Winning a Gold Medal from the International Craft Spirits Awards is considered the highest achievement as this competition is the most prestigious spirits competition in the world. Executed by two dozen respected and influential judges, ensuring competitive integrity.

SIP Gold Medal

GOLD MEDAL AT SIP AWARDS!

 

SIP Awards International Consumer Tasting

The people have decided! SIP Awards is a distinguished spirits competition where consumer palate is king and brands receive ratings based on merit rather than marketing.

 

WLTZ TV38 NBC

RICHLAND RUM ON NBC WLTZ TV38 COLUMBUS

 

Watch the Dee Armstrong Show

Flavor of Georgia Catergory Winner Richland Rum is guest at the Dee Armstrong Show.

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MODER LUXURY -THE ATLANTAN - February 2014

 

RUM RUNNER: Raising a Glass to this High-Quality Georgia-based Elixir (Page 122)

"An oplulent, small batch, artisanal rum, best enjoyed neat is news, but the bigger news is that it's being distilled just south of Atlanta."

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INPLAY MAGAZINE - December 2013

 

RUM REVIVAL: New takes on an old American tradition

"In Georgia, Richland Distilling Company is making Richland Rum, a darker, sweeter rum that has the nice, slightly bitter backbone of a good rye."

Tasting Panel December13

THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE - December 2013

 

CLASS OF 2013 : MOST OUTSTANDING SPIRITS OF THE YEAR: Richland Rum, Most Likely To Get Rich

"For bartenders who value locally-sourced ingredients, those in the South have a new reason to whip up a classic Daiquiri-Hemingway would have it no other way."

"Only 4,500 cases were produced in 2013"

 

 

 

 

Tasting Panel Magazine

THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE - November 2013

 

PUBLISHER's PICK 94 POINTS of 100 "EXCEPTIONAL"

Seriously Smitten with Richland Rum

"... this stunningly hued 86-proof brass colored rum has flavors of seared orangeskins and buttered, burnt sugar. warming the palate and actually heating the back of the throat with a most soothing slide, the handcrafted spirit is mature and regal..."

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COOKING LIGHT MAGAZINE - November 2013

 

GIFT GUIDE: Fine Drinks for the Imbiber.

"This aged rum has taken the Southern spirits market by surprise"

"Beautiful for sipping or mixing in cocktails, it possesses sweet notes of butterscotch and caramel, while roasty, toasty vanilla rounds out the finish with an elusive floral, almost vegetal quality." Nov 2013

GARDEN AND GUN MAGAZINE COVER 2013

GARDEN & GUN

TALK OF THE SOUTH: RAISING CANE

A Georgia microdistillery shakes up the rum trade

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ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION

 

South Georgia Rum Maker Changes The Game

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Foodista Blog by Warren Bobrow class=

ARTISAN RUM FROM GEORGIA

 

"RICHLAND RUM should be sipped and contemplated."

by Warren Bobrow, Food & Drink Editor, Author

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ABRAHAM BALDWIN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE - Tifton GA

RICHLAND RUM TRANSFORMS A TOWN

by ABAC & University of Georgia

UNDER MY HOST by Cori Page

UNDER MY HOST with Cori Paige.

Finally, a producer from Georgia, Richland Rum, agorgeous and complex Artisan Rum.

Tempered Spirits Blog

A TASTE OF RICHLAND RUM

 

TEMPERED SPIRITS by Ian J. Lauer

"Think Scarlet Ibis meets Barbancourt 8"

Richland Rum in SouthWest Georgia Living Magazine

SOUTH WEST GEORGIA LIVING MAGAZINE

FROM GEORGIA SUNSHINE, RAIN AND DIRT: RICHLAND RUM

Cover story. 10 pages of coverage complete with top quality pictures