The Bayou Rum Distillery is a part of Louisiana Spirits, the largest privately-owned rum distillery in the country. It’s located off the highway, making it a great road trip spot. They produce rum with local molasses and sugar cane by hand and mix in Cajun flavors before barrel aging.
Visitors can tour the facility and taste the varieties of rum before wandering through the gift shop, where you can purchase bottles to take home as well as every sort of Bayou Rum gear from t-shirts to coozies and glasses. Tours run on the hour through the week and include a short video detailing the history of the company.
In the tasting room, you can sample their varieties, including the aged Select Rum, the ever-popular Satsuma Rum, Silver Rum, and Bayou Spiced Rum. Your visit includes a 1/4 ounce sample of each of the varieties apart from the aged rum.
If You Go
Louisiana Spirits Distillery is located at 20909 Frontage Road, Lacassine, Louisiana 70650 and is a short drive from Lake Charles. Tours run from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Tours are free, but you must be 21 to be in the Tasting Bar.
My trip to the Bayou Rum Distillery was sponsored by Louisiana Travel.