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I was able to visit the Richland distillery while in GA. Seems to be a mom and pop run operation. The facility is very nice and was filled with the sweet smell of cane syrup. The sample that was given had a great aroma with no harsh alcohol scent. The taste was very clean with an initial caramel flavor that was followed by an agricole characteristic of vegetable and grass. The finish wasn't long but it went down very smooth. I was able to taste the barrel proof liquid straight from the copper still, which was surprisingly smooth at close to 120 proof. Very flavorful with a nice balance of dry and sweetness. An overall good rum but not the agricole that will have me moving away from typical molasses based rums.
The mellow aged flavors laced with butterscotch both in flavor and aroma, come alive in your mouth. This is one of those rums that reveals more and different tastes and essences with each sip. About as close to perfection that I have had. This can easily be mixed -- but a real sipping style rum from Georgia and the world
Two ingredients. Distilled water from their onsite aquifer, and sugar cane. A polar opposite of what defines most rum (often mixed and aged with other rums), this bottle is unique. The flavors are simple, you get oak & caramel. That's it really. It is fairly harsh, but as you let it mellow out, it opens up nicely and smooths out a bit. Still leaves a warm finish in the throat like a quality scotch.
I wouldn't dare mix this. At nearly $50 a bottle, it's meant to be savored.
I saw this rum on TV and the fact that it is made here in Georgia. Iwas taken back by the price! I made the purchase and went home for a sip. It hit me more like sipping whiskey than rum. At $48.00 a fifth, I don't plan to mix it. It is a high quality product that is worth saving for a special evening.
I did not know there was a rum produced in the state of Georgia. Even though I live in Florida less than 20 miles from the FL/GA border I had not heard nor seen Richland Rum. I ran across it on a trip to nearby Thomasville and decided to purchase a bottle to try.
First thing I noticed was the aroma. Frankly, I suck at trying to describe how something smells when it is complex like a well-made rum. This is one of those rums. The aroma is very pleasant and I swear it seems I detect a little whiff of cinnamon (as in cinnamon toast) in there. I'm probably wrong but the bottom line is that it has a very good odor.
On initial taste I detect a buttery sweetness combined with distinct oak. Not a major burn but a nice warmth that lasts rather long. The finish goes back to the mild sweetness with vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch characteristics.
Overall, a darned good rum. Versatile as well. Makes for a wonderful sipping rum and works awfully well in Coke Zero. BTW, according to the tag attached to the bottle, I purchased rum from barrel no. 46, bottle no. 353.
Very smooth and sweet with hints of caramel and sugar cane. I prefer to sip RR neat but it is also great on the rocks and in mixed drinks. My favorite rum thus far.
Aroma oak, orange, brown sugar, vanilla
taste a bit harsh a drop of water may help with this. Overall a good sipping rum.
I was rather disappointed in the harshness of this rum, in fact I almost would believe it to be a different spirit altogether. I blind taste tested this one with a few of my friends and got 2 bourbons, 1 scotch and 1 rum. It seems to lack the subtle tastes of the sugar cane and molasses. It is more like a "rhum agricole". It doesn't mix well (meaning you will give up it's essence to do so), but that is an attribute of finer liquors. It is best straight up or on ice. It is definitely a quality liquor, but does not agree with my palette.
Being a Georgia resident I always wanted to try it. Had a pour of it at my favorite restaurant. Its aged in bourbon barrels so guess what, It smelled and tasted like a slightly sweet bourbon. I have nothing against bourbon but I don't like my rum to taste like it.
Aged about 3 years and you can tell. Not as refined as some of the older rums out there. Not horrible but definitely not worth the price.
A very interesting rum. On the nose, there is just a hint of vanilla and clove. No ethanol kick whatsoever, despite only ~3 years of aging. In the mouth, there is moderate astringency, and there is a pleasantly spicy, lingering finish.
On the whole, it is extremely dry, and very well-oaked—like a bourbon or whiskey, as other reviewers have pointed out (slightly sweeter that most whiskeys, but no where near as sweet as your typical rum). The new-oak barrel-aging really shines! I really enjoy this one, and I think it's one of those rums that has the power to bring rum and whiskey drinkers together.
A few more years in the barrel would help round it out a bit more, and almost certainly make this a 9. I'd like to see this distillery expand its rum production and offer a 6–8 year bottle for $50 or so, and drop this to $35. Still, at around $40, it's a real nice treat, and worth every dollar. Delicious neat, or in a fancy 'Ti Punch. Grab a bottle if you can find it.
One off the best I've tasted in the past 2 years, a little bit of toughness in the first second, then it simply opens, with a long aftertaste. Nice ´to have it on the marked in Denmark.
This is a decent rum, but has a bit too much bourbon flavor for my liking.
Taste is more sugar cane (agricole) than a molasses (I prefer molasses). It also has a fair amount of bourbon; I tend to prefer less bourbon. It's an ok rum; but I'd prefer more molasses and more sweetness.
Smells and tastes of bourbon, sugar cane, caramel, and oak. Good, but not great imho.
America's only estate grown sugercane, distilled and bottled rum. Thank you Eric.
de color dorado,olor a caramelo,mantequilla,y un suabe olor a madera ahumada.en el paladar esta la diferencia de mis otros rones,a miel,vainilla no se como describirlo,diferente agradable con un final percistente en garganta,muy bien equilibrado
En skarp og sprittet rom med noter af røg og eg.
Det er sjovt at se hvor forskellig vi er i hvad vi kan lide ved en rom, der er andre her på siden der har givet den 10.