GOLDEN ISLES MAGAZINE - JULY 2016
IN THE NEWS
RUM RUNNERS - Erik and Karin Vonk let the Spirit move them to the Coast
TMG NETWORK - ALBANY FEATURES RICHLAND RUM
Enjoy a three minute virtual tour of the Richland Rum Distillery
CARIB JOURNAL - THE 10 BEST AMERICAN RUMS - JULY 2016
For the second year in a row, Richland Single Estate Rum comes in third place of best 10 rum made in USA
"A superb expression, uniquely, using pure cane syrup, not molasses".
SOUTHERN DISTILLING NEWS - Distilling innovation and tradition in The South.
Interview with Karin & Erik Vonk, proprietors of Richland Rum
ATLANTA TV - AIB TV FEATURES RICHLAND RUM
This episode of 'AIB Presents' explores artisans who create delicious, high quality craft beverages to be enjoyed responsibly.
Richland Rum and Terrapin Beer are featured here, as well as their unique partnership in crearing the Richland Reserve.
RICHLAND RUM WINNER OF GOOD FOOD AWARDS 2016 - SAN FRANCISCO
The Good Food Awards celebrate tasty, authentic and responsibly produced food. Grants are awards to outstanding American food producers and farmers. Good Food Award recipients are honored for their craftsmanship, while enhancing the agricultural landscape and building strong communities.
This is Richland Rum's proprietor Erik Vonk's acceptance speech.
TERRAPIN BEER COMPANY RELEASES RICHLAND RESERVE
From the 'Ales Of The Wood' Series, the Richland Reserve is a Double India Pale Ale,
aged for over 1 year in newly emptied Richland rum barrels.
RUM GALLERY by DAVE RUSSELL - 2015
" If ever there was an American Rum that challenges cognac for flavor, it is Richland Rum.
With quality in spades, it has all the pot still authenticity and fruit-of-the-earth sincerity you could ask for, tastes
dignified, yet not overly refined."
TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE - OCT 2015
"... Richland Rum is the real deal ...." " ...a bone-fide, field-to-glass artisanal product...".
"The State of Georgia should be proud". "94 Points"
SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE FOOD AWARDS 2015 - JUNE 2015
The Southern Living Test Kitchen taste-tested over 300 of the newest artisan products to find the best Southern-made foods. Richland Rum is one of its 24 favorites.
GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING TV
Richland Rum is featured on Georgia Traveler - Georgia Public Broadcasting - GPTV
THE SPIRITS BUSINESS MAGAZINE
A niche new trend of terroir-focused single estate spirits has emerged. Richland Rum is one of ten selected spirits in the world farm-to-bottle distilleries
GEORGIA TRAVEL GUIDE 2015
Working Georgia's rich fertile soil to grow a rapidly budding tourism industry.
CATAVINUM WORLD WINE AND SPIRITS COMPETITION 2015 (CWWSA) - Madrid, Spain
CHINA WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS 2015 (CWSA)
The biggest and miost prestigious wine and spirits competition in Hongkong and China
ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION - DECEMBER 4, 2014
Rum is not just for imbibing.
Treats such as Rum Balls, Richland Rumkin Pound Cake and Coconut Eggnog show the liquor's versatility.
Includes the recipes for these delicious holiday desserts.
DUTY FREE AMERICA MAGAZINE - OCTOBER 2014
SOUTHBOUND MAGAZINE - OCTOBER 2014
When a Dutch transplant moves to sleepy Richland, Georgia, he gives the town a namesake rum and wakes up its tourism industry.
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, especially for small towns." The distillery draws dozens of visitors every day.
SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE - DAILY SOUTH - JULY 2014
"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.
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."
THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE - November 2013
PUBLISHER's PICK 94 POINTS of 100 "EXCEPTIONAL" SERIOSLY 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"
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
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