Louisiana Spirits Distillery
It’s impossible to tell the story of south Louisiana without mentioning the massive sugar plantations that made the region so famous. So it’s no surprise that Louisiana Spirits, a distillery located in Lacassine and makers of Bayou Rum, owes a lot of its success to the famous Louisiana sugar cane that it grows on site.
The distillery has won 50 awards from tasting competitions in the country and grown to become the largest privately-owned rum distillery in the United States.
The company offers tours that allow visitors an up-close look at the distilling process from start to finish. Experience the scent of Louisiana sugar cane and molasses while listening to expert guides tell the story of the rum-making process. After your tour, visit the tasting bar and gift shop.
Before leaving, be sure to pick up some rum to take home. Bayou Rum comes in seven varieties. Choose from the traditional Bayou White, Bayou Spiced, Bayou Reserve, Bayou Single Barrel, Bayou XO Mardi Gras, Bayou Pink and Bayou Single Barrel No2, distilled from Louisiana’s locally grown sugarcane.