BATON ROUGE (LA) – Oxbow Rum Distillery looks to redefine Louisiana Rum with new rum brands made from ingredients grown locally by fifth-generation cane farmers and sugar manufacturer. The family-owned distillery, formerly known as Three Roll Estate, is led by Olivia Stewart. Olivia grew up on her family’s sugarcane farm in Pointe Coupée Parish, where they’ve crushed sugarcane to make raw sugar since 1859. Today, they make exclusive rums with their own fresh-pressed cane juice and Grade A molasses, two incredibly rare and coveted ingredients.
“The rum category has historically lacked transparency and regulation. Consumers often wonder what’s really in the bottle ,” said Stewart, President of Oxbow Rum Distillery. “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.”
Oxbow Rum Distillery will continue making selected products under its former name; however, the renamed distillery now also produces three types of Oxbow Rum.
The Oxbow Small Batch White Rum is made from Grade A Molasses, with notes of tropical fruit and smokey finish.
The 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 Louisiane Cane Juice Agricole bottled only once each year during the fall sugarcane harvest. This special rum is the truest expression of the family farm’s terroir, with bright vegetal notes only experienced in Rhum Louisiane.
“These fine sipping rums embody the essence of Louisiana sugarcane. Unfiltered and distilled in small batches, Oxbow Rum has no sweeteners or additives,” explained Stewart. “You can experience the bright, smooth taste of local sugarcane in every sip.”
The new distillery name comes from the ancient Mississippi River oxbow in Pointe Coupée 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 produces award-winning rum from the finest Louisiana sugarcane. Since 1859, their family estate has raised sugarcane on the banks of an ancient Mississippi River oxbow in Pointe Coupée, Louisiana. This sharp bend in the river has made for fertile land and sweet sugarcane. Oxbow distills, ages and bottles rum made
from fresh sugarcane juice and Grade A molasses milled from this sugarcane. Led by fifth-generation sugarcane grower and President Oliva Stewart, Oxbow Rum Distillery hopes to build awareness and respect for rum made in Louisiana.
The newly minted Oxbow Rum Distillery is officially open in downtown Baton Rouge for tours and tastings from Thursday to Saturday, 12pm-8pm; and Sunday, 12pm-6pm. To learn more about Oxbow Rum Distillery visit them online.