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Last Modified: Friday, July 05, 2013 6:19 PM
LACASSINE (AP) — Two new rums with local pedigrees have hit store shelves.
Louisiana Spirits this week launched its offerings — Silver Bayou Rum and Spiced Bayou Rum.
Both rums are bottled at 80 proof.
Company President Trey Litel told The Times-Picayune the Silver uses a combination of molasses and raw, unprocessed sugar, both sourced from Louisiana.
"What makes a difference," he said, "is the blend of those two materials and the fact that we pasteurize at the beginning to get rid of wild yeast." The end product has a rounded, rock candy sweetness.
The Spiced variety infuses the Silver with a secret blend of spices. Most of the ingredients are traditional in spiced rums, but, "there is one ingredient that we're never going to tell anybody and that ingredient comes out of Louisiana agriculture."
Louisiana Spirits has been in the works for three years. Even though the first products are new to the market, the distillery already is expanding. Construction has begun on a 12,000-square-foot addition, which will hold supplies and an aging room.
Posted By: Thomas On: 7/8/2013
Title: Hope for the best from this company
I sure hope this company does well. So far, no business that has come to Lacassine has made it yet.
Nobody believed the sugar mill would make it because Bob Odom was behind it. That was a given.
The motor Cross was a joke. Dozens of people were fooled by Lake Scape. That turned out to be another con job.
The meat processing plant closed and was taken over by McNeese.
The Water Park has been set to open "This Summer" for the past 5 summers, and has yet to.
So far, 4 major business have declared bankruptcy and closed. The only successful business located in Lacassine has been Progressive Ag, but they have a proven track record of success.
Posted By: Jo Jo Davis On: 7/7/2013
Title: Where can I buy it?