Rougaroux Full Moon Dark Rum

Dark Rum

Rougaroux // Louisiana, USA

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 5 )

Rougaroux is a nocturnal, wolf-like creature of old Louisiana Cajun folklore, known for lurking the sugarcane fields, only to appear in a full moon to "do justice to the wicked." This dark-style rum is named for his chosen cover of night, using blackstrap molasses and raw cane sugar grown in the Donner-Peltier family's fields in Thibodaux, Louisiana. It's aged in white oak with no added colors or artificial ingredients. Update: Donner-Peltier Distillers, the Thibodaux-based distillery, announced that it will cease operations after Monday, August 27, 2018.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Dark Rum
    AKA Black Rum. Usually aged (but not always) and has additional caramel-coloring added to provide the dark/black color. Some are distilled from blackstrap molasses. No specific type or size barrel required for aging nor is there a set time required for aging in most countries with a few exceptions.
  • Cask Type
    American oak

Tasting Notes

"For those who like a dark, sweet rum this is for you! Though it's very much on the sugary side, the flavors taste fresh and clean. There's a pleasant hit of dark coffee, toffee, a whiff of smoke and citrus peel to tame all that sweetness. However, the point of this style was to make a big, bold "monster" of a dark rum, and in that they certainly succeeded. A pretty good neat sipper, would be a fantastic base for dark, stirred cocktails with some bitters added."

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