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I just received my bottle of rum and I have to say it is the best sipping rum I have tried. I love the complex flavors it brings, a nice taste of caramel and oak. This rum is extra smooth and great for special occasions (like Friday). It is a hit with me!

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From The Farm In 2021

Went to sleep in August and woke up in November! If it weren’t for the cool dry air and the earthy color tones we wouldn’t believe that we are midway through the eleventh month of the year. Although the season approached quickly, we are happy it did because This. is. Harvest. Season. Late November/early December [...]

“Rum In America: The Spirit’s Pedigree And Its Role In American History”

Rum. America’s forgotten spirit was once America’s favorite spirit, and one that was a significant part of a burgeoning form of economy during the few centuries prior to the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. Over time however, Rum was ousted in favor of other distilled spirits and it was also a scapegoat for other [...]

Richland Rum Is E.L.I.S.A Certified Gluten Free

We are thrilled to say that those with celiac disease and other gluten sensitivities can enjoy Richland Rum, as Richland Rum has been lab tested and certified “Gluten Free”. Richland Rum Classic Expression, Richland Rum Cask Strength Expression, and the Richland Rum Virgin Coastal Georgia Expression are three rum spirits that are gluten free, with [...]

How Home Distilling Led To “The Oldest Distillery In Georgia”

More than two decades ago, Erik started tinkering with some old distilling equipment on our farm at Richland Estate trying to make rum in the same way that his grandfather had taught him while growing up in Holland. Erik’s grandfather encompassed a vast knowledge of rums that he was always willing to share, and that [...]

Richland Rum Earns Silver Medal

After an understandable hiatus of international spirits tasting competitions in 2020, the first half of 2021 has seen a number of prestigious councils reopen their panels for entry and judging. Of those, the “Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition” (TWSC) is one of the most highly acclaimed, as it is the only competition that judges international [...]

Before There Is Richland Rum®, There Is Richland Almost Rum®

Before there is Richland Rum®, there is Richland Almost Rum®. Richland Almost Rum is the 100% Pure Sugarcane Syrup that we use to make Richland Rum by introducing it to a proprietary yeast to ferment, then eventually distill, barrel age, and bottle. However we do not use all of that delicious sugarcane syrupy goodness for [...]

Richland Distilling Co. Receives 2020 “GLOBE” Award

Our rum making is an art form, one that is meant to be shared as far and wide as planetary limits allow. Over the past few years, Richland Rum has gained a presence in dozens of countries around the world. In 2020 that reach expanded once again, as recognized by our reception of the 2020 [...]

The One Who Does It All Here In Richland

A walk though our distillery in Richland is sure to evoke certain memorable sensations- the sweet, herbal aroma of our sugarcane syrup fermenting, the vibrant image of our copper pot stills, a brush of the hand along one of our 1000+ barrels peacefully resting on their iron racks…and the unmistakable chatter and laughter of our [...]

Harvest Season

This is our favorite time of year on the farm at Richland Estate and for good reason. The Autumn air is cool and pleasant (which the wild mustangs love), the colors are magnificent, and the sugarcane is hearty and ready for harvest. Although the exact dates fluctuate from year to year, we typically begin harvesting [...]

Inaugural Cocktail Contest Winners Announced

Cocktails Inspired by the Seasons- From Fall in South Georgia to Spring in South Africa When we launched our inaugural Richland Rum Cocktail Contest back in August we had no idea what to expect from the entries, nor did we have any real criteria for judging. Just as we let our rum decide when it [...]