BATON ROUGE, La. (THE LOUISIANA WEEKEND) - Oxbow Rum Distillery is a family-owned distillery, formerly known as Three Roll Estate. Oxbow President, Olivia Stewart is a fifth-generation Distillery owner who grew up on her family’s sugarcane farm in Pointe Coupee’ Parish where they crushed sugarcane to make raw sugar since 1859. Stewart is excited to redefine Louisiana Rum with new rum brands. Olivia Stewart also stated, “we want to share our authentic rums with fans seeking a true sipping experience. With Louisiana’s rich history of growing sugarcane, we’d love for the state to become known as America’s rum destination.”
The new distillery name comes from the ancient Mississippi River oxbow in Pointe Coupee’ Parish where the fertile soil has grown the finest sugarcane for generations. The oxbow is now cut off from the river and is a lake known as False River. The distillery also produces a new small batch spiced rum by that name too. False River Spiced Rum is distilled from sugarcane grown on those old riverbanks, then blended with a proprietary spice recipe.
Oxbow Rum Distillery now produces three types of Oxbow Rum:
· Oxbow Small Batch White Rum made from Grade A Molasses, with notes of tropical fruit and smokey finish.
· Oxbow Barrel Aged Straight Rum matured in new American oak barrels for a minimum of two years. The barrel provides rich color and complex flavor comes from the oak alone, with a finish of plum, chocolate and vanilla.
· Oxbow Rhum Louisiana Cane Juice Agricole bottled only once each year during the fall sugarcane harvest. This special rum is the truest expression of the family’s farm terroir, with bright vegetal notes only experience in Rhum Louisiane.
Oxbow Rum Distillery is officially open on 760 St. Philip Street downtown Baton Rouge for tours and tastings from Thursday to Saturday from 12pm until 8pm and Sunday from 12pm until 6pm.
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