In early December 2023, Ronnell Richards had the pleasure of representing ADI on a media tour of rum distilleries in Louisiana hosted by the Louisiana Distillers Guild. The group visited distilleries, bars, and restaurants across the New Orleans area to taste rums from 14 Louisiana producers, including Atelier VieBayou RumBayou TerrebonneBorassoHappy RaptorLulaNew Orleans DistillersNoel Family DistilleryOxbowPorch JamRoulaisonSeven ThreeSugarfieldWildcat Brothers, and 1827 Spirits. Louisiana is quickly emerging as a leading rum producing region in the United States, and it was exciting to taste the incredible range of products being made in the Pelican State, often from locally grown sugarcane. Check out some of Ronnell’s photos from the trip in the gallery below.