Rougaroux 13 Pennies Praline Rum
Rougaroux // Louisiana, USA
Louisiana Cajun country is a land steeped in folklore, and one of these legends surrounds the Rougaroux, a mysterious creature said to have been spotted in the cane fields only in a full moon, when he would punish the wicked. According to legend, leaving 13 pennies outside your door will protect the house from his advances. This rum is made with molasses and raw sugar from the Donner-Peltier fields in Thibodaux, then flavored with toasted pecans, locally-made cane syrup and Madagascar vanilla, with no other added flavors or colors. All assembled at the distillery, where yes, 13 pennies do indeed lay outside the door, just in case. Update: Donner-Peltier Distillers, the Thibodaux-based distillery, announced that it will cease operations after Monday, August 27, 2018.
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"As flavored rums go, this is a decent bit of alright! Sure it's sweet, but there's some finesse to it. The pecan tastes refreshingly natural and the sugary-ness is clean. It's basically like homemade sipping pecan pie. Would be delicious in a cold-weather warmed with a touch of salt added."