RURAL GEORGIA's HIDDEN TREASURE - AUGUST 2014
RURAL GEORGIA's HIDDEN TREASURE - AUGUST 2014
About the last thing you might expect to find in Richland, ..., is one of the country's finest, handcrafted, ultra-premium rum distilleries. ... Holland-born Erik Vonk opened the Richland Distilling Company, an artisan copper pot distillery dedicated to producing Single Estate Georgia Rum using quality Georgia-grown sugar cane. I've never been a big fan of rum but after tasting Erik's smooth, aromatic version with a haunting honey aftertaste, I was immediately hooked.
WAY INTO ATLANTA - the Best of Atlanta, Georgia and the South- AUGUST 2014
Vonk sees his copper stills as if they're musical instruments; they are to be finely played.
As a piano player himself he loves a good musical analogy. "Like a Steinway, it takes time to master."
GOLD MEDAL AWARDED by The Fifty Best
The Fifty Best is an unbiased guide to fine living for those with epicurean taste
GOLD MEDAL AWARDED by BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE
2014 International Review of Spirits 91 POINTS of 100 "EXCEPTIONAL"
"Pale amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of creme brulee, mocha, polished wood, and toffee with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a nutty, spicy, coppery mineral tang on the finish. A dry, serious oak aged pot still rum for sipping or bold cocktails." (tasted on Jul-01-2014)
GEORGIA TREND MAGAZINE - July 2014
Popping the Cap on Georgia's Craft Industry Micro Distilleries a Macro Trend
"This is a new industry that can have a serious positive impact on the economy of Georgia," says Karin Vonk of Richland Rum in SW Georgia. "Especially for small towns." Karin and Erik Vonk grow sugarcane on their farm and use the freshly squeezed cane juice in their rum. It's a process that's won them accolades across the country and draws dozens of visitors every day wanting to see the distillery and learn how the rum is made.
FOUR SEASONS ATLANTA ADDS LOCAL TWIST TO CLASSIC COCKTAILs Richland Rum cocktail
Nothing says "Home of the South" quite like a homemade cola paired with local rum that's shaken and poured over pecan smoked ice cubes.
SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE - DAILY SOUTH - JULY 2014
"Richland Rum is sometimes hard to find, but one sip and it will soon find a home on your bar cart."
CREATIVE LOAFING - HAPPY HOUR - JULY 2014
RUM STATE: ERIK VONK IS MAKING RUM A THING IN SOUTH GEORGIA.Georgia and rum are two words that don't naturally go together, but Erik aims to change that. He's not only distilling, aging, and bottling Richland Rum in South Georgia, he's doing it with Georgia-grown sugar cane.
MONARQ GROUP AND RICHLAND DISTILLING COMPANY ENTER INTO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
GOLD MEDAL AT INTERNATIONAL CRAFT AWARDS!
Winning a Gold Medal from the International Craft Spirits Awards is considered the highest achievement as this competition is the most prestigious spirits competition in the world. Executed by two dozen respected and influential judges, ensuring competitive integrity.
GOLD MEDAL AT SIP AWARDS!
The people have decided! SIP Awards is a distinguished spirits competition where consumer palate is king and brands receive ratings based on merit rather than marketing.
RICHLAND RUM ON NBC WLTZ TV38 COLUMBUS
Flavor of Georgia Catergory Winner Richland Rum is guest at the Dee Armstrong Show.
MODER LUXURY -THE ATLANTAN - February 2014
"An oplulent, small batch, artisanal rum, best enjoyed neat is news, but the bigger news is that it's being distilled just south of Atlanta."
INPLAY MAGAZINE - December 2013
RUM REVIVAL: New takes on an old American tradition
"In Georgia, Richland Distilling Company is making Richland Rum, a darker, sweeter rum that has the nice, slightly bitter backbone of a good rye."
THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE - December 2013
"For bartenders who value locally-sourced ingredients, those in the South have a new reason to whip up a classic Daiquiri-Hemingway would have it no other way."
"Only 4,500 cases were produced in 2013"
THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE - November 2013
PUBLISHER's PICK 94 POINTS of 100 "EXCEPTIONAL"
Seriously Smitten with Richland Rum
"... this stunningly hued 86-proof brass colored rum has flavors of seared orangeskins and buttered, burnt sugar. warming the palate and actually heating the back of the throat with a most soothing slide, the handcrafted spirit is mature and regal..."
COOKING LIGHT MAGAZINE - November 2013
GIFT GUIDE: Fine Drinks for the Imbiber.
"This aged rum has taken the Southern spirits market by surprise"
"Beautiful for sipping or mixing in cocktails, it possesses sweet notes of butterscotch and caramel, while roasty, toasty vanilla rounds out the finish with an elusive floral, almost vegetal quality." Nov 2013
GARDEN & GUN
A Georgia microdistillery shakes up the rum trade
ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
South Georgia Rum Maker Changes The Game
ARTISAN RUM FROM GEORGIA
"RICHLAND RUM should be sipped and contemplated."
by Warren Bobrow, Food & Drink Editor, Author
ABRAHAM BALDWIN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE - Tifton GA
by ABAC & University of Georgia
UNDER MY HOST with Cori Paige.
Finally, a producer from Georgia, Richland Rum, agorgeous and complex Artisan Rum.
A TASTE OF RICHLAND RUM
TEMPERED SPIRITS by Ian J. Lauer
"Think Scarlet Ibis meets Barbancourt 8"
SOUTH WEST GEORGIA LIVING MAGAZINE
Cover story. 10 pages of coverage complete with top quality pictures