1 Rum, 3 Commemorative Selections, 5 Expressions,
20 Years of Excellence
Richland Rum is manually crafted by Richland Estate where sugarcane is cultivated - and the Richland Distilling Company, with Rum Distilleries in the cities of Richland and Brunswick in Southern Georgia, U.S.A. Richland Estate was established in 1999 to bring back a true, American, ‘Single Estate’ Rum. This Field – To - Glass Rum crafting approach was long lost in the USA. Today, almost twenty years of sustainable agricultural practices and superior land stewardship at Richland Estate, combined with a relentless pursuit of purity, authenticity and quality in Fermentation and Copper Pot Distillation techniques at both Distilleries, has led to the production of an exquisite Rum with a rare pedigree.
The origin of the ‘Classic’ in our Legacy Series is our Single Estate Old South Georgia Rum which dates to 1999. This Expression is created by allowing our toasted and charred virgin American white oak barrels to tell us when the Rum they hold is ready, typically between four and five years. When mature, each barrel is always bottled individually, never blended, thus defining the term “Single Barrel Select”. Richland Rum Patrons are encouraged to use our website "Cask Tracer” in order to discover a bottle’s particular characteristics. Simply input the bottle number provided on the bottle neck tag and the Cask Tracer will present various bits of information including bottling date and flavor profile. Before bottling, the Rum is diluted to 86 Proof / 43% ABV, with distilled water.
The Cask Strength Expression is our Single Estate Old South Georgia Rum, bottled undiluted, directly from the barrel. Typically, that is between 105 to 120 Proof, or 52.5% - 60% Alcohol By Volume. As part of the selection process to identify mature barrels ready to be bottled, occasionally casks present themselves with flavor and aroma profiles that deserve a direct bottling consideration. The selected cask’s details and bottling strength are marked on each bottle and can be found on the ‘Cask Tracer’.
Virgin Rum, directly from the Still, is Unaged, Unaltered and Unfiltered. This Expression has been designed to bring out the floral and vegetal notes of the Sugar Cane from which the Rum was made. The Virgin Rum is allowed a brief rest of 60 days in a new American white oak barrel that has been toasted only and is then is diluted to 86 Proof and bottled, unfiltered. This Virgin Coastal Georgia Expression defines the term “Single Estate”- Unaged, Unaltered and Unfiltered, from The Cane fields of Richland Estate, to you.
Under the ‘Cask Exchange’ program, after aging Richland Rum for approximately three years, the contents of select casks are transferred temporarily to new barrels. The emptied casks are then used by the Chateau Elan Winery in Braselton, GA, to age Port for about one year, adding warm notes of vanilla, caramel, oak, leather and tobacco to the Port. After the Port has been bottled, the barrels are returned to the Distillery in Richland, where the Rum they originally held is placed back into them. Hints of sweetness, red fruit, and field flowers acquired from the barrel signal maturity (typically after about one year) and the rum is ready to be bottled.
Analogous to the ‘Exchange’ program with Chateau Elan, after aging Richland Rum for approximately three to four years, the contents of select casks are transferred temporarily to new barrels. The emptied casks are then used by the Terrapin Brewing Company in Athens, GA to age their “TiramisuHoo” Imperial Milk Stout for about one year. After the beer has been bottled, the barrels are returned to the Distillery in Richland, where the Rum they originally held is placed back into them. After approximately 18 months, and after having picked up notes of vanilla, chocolate, sweet milk, and nutmeg, the rum is considered mature and is bottled.