Photo by Caroline Eubanks
Old School Rum in New Orleans
Located in a warehouse in New Orleans' Ninth Ward, the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery was the brainchild of a local artist in 1999. The distillery survived the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and is still going strong and are now being distributed by Budweiser. You can tour the distillery for $10, which includes one of their rum drinks upon arrival and samples of each of their signature rums. The tour is informative and impressive, considering all of their rum is made by 8 full time employees. Be sure to pick up a bottle while you're there, as well as a card detailing recipes for each type of rum.
By Caroline Eubanks, AFAR Local Expert
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Rum Tastings At Celebration Distillation
While most distilleries are essentially blending facilities, Celebration Distillation uses raw materials to actually manufacture their products. They offer five different rum products, Crystal Rum, Amber Rum, Cajun Spice, 10 Year Special Edition and Gingeroo, a rum made with fresh ginger that's great for mixed drinks. You can tour the distillery for $10 with tastings. The tour is offered Monday through Friday at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Advanced registration is recommended.
By Jessie Festa, AFAR Local Expert
2815 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70122, USA
Sun 1pm - 5:30pm
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 5:30pm