Richland Rum is the only single-estate rum in the U.S. Richland grows their own sugarcane. They process it into cane syrup in-house. The cane syrup is then fermented and distilled all in downtown Richland, GA. It is a wonderful Agricole style rum and probably one of my favorite craft spirits.
This is the first release of this limited edition rum. It's important to clarify that this is a cask exchange an not simply a "cask finish". There is a big difference between the two. These barrels held Richland Rum for 3 years. The barrels were then sent to Chateau Elan and used to age their port. After bottling, the barrels were returned to Richland to hold the Rum that was originally in the barrel for another year. This is a unique collaboration.
Notes of blackberry, chocolate, and caramel shine through. This is a well-balanced rum with lots of depth. There aren't many barrels and when it's gone, it's gone! make sure to get a bottle while you can.