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
New Orleans Spirits: A Rum Distillery Tour and Tasting
Old New Orleans Louisiana Rum is housed at this Celebration Distillery. They offer great factory tours showing the creation process, followed by a tasting of their wonderful rums.The Company was founded by Artist and holds true to the history of creating what they love. During the tour we also saw the water line left by hurricane Katrina and heard some of the come back story that the factory went through. These rums are unique and have much more flavor and subtleties than most.
By Vanessa Petersen, AFAR Local Expert
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 - 5pm
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 10am - 5pm