Roulaison Amer Herbal Rum Liqueur
Roulaison // Louisiana, USA
New Orleans rum producer Roulaison Distilling launched at the end of 2016—Roulaison is the French-Creole term used for the sugar cane harvest. The distillery focuses on a pre-industrial style of rum, using pot stills and small batches. They also use 100% Louisiana molasses. Amer is a high-proof herbal rum liqueur, billed as more of a counterpoint to spiced rums, made with two dozen herbs and raw Louisiana sugar.
Herbal/Spice LiqueursHerbal and/or spiced liqueurs make up a bulk of the liqueur family. Oftentimes the recipe or formula is top secret and decades if not centuries old and were created for “medicinal purposes.” Any type of liquor can form the base. Sugar is added prior to bottling.
"Orange zest jumps out on the nose, with a complex medicinal spice mix. The palate has a viscous mouthfeel with a spiced profile that manages to also be savory-sweet, with white pepper, coriander, ginger, sassafras, candied orange, cassia bark, and cloves. The finish is short with menthol and more spice, and closes out with a sugary sweet citrus note."