Experience "America's Best Rum"
Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the USA and South Georgia native, worked with Erik and Karin Vonk to select his favorite Richland Rum barrel in order to have it bottled and sold at auction with proceeds benefiting The Carter Center philanthropic organization. The Richland Rum Jimmy Carter Reserve Barrel is displayed at the Richland Distillery, and a handful of bottles are exhibited at The Carter Center in Atlanta, GA.
To celebrate Richland Rum’s 20th Anniversary, we have used the entire year 2019 to select the five best barrels in our inventory. Earlier this year, the selected barrels were bottled. Consensus between the Proprietor and the Distiller was that 100 Proof optimally reflected the exceptional aroma profile of the selection. At this strength, the five barrels have yielded 1,182 bottles. The average age of the selected barrels is 7 ½ years.
The small RR 20 Limited Edition has been packaged in special commemorative bottles and is now available as the ultimate representation to date of our unconditional commitment to purity, authenticity, and quality.
Bottled as an ode of appreciation and recognition for the local, Buena Vista, GA folk artist known as St. EOM. St. EOM was a true free spirit who inspired many, and his work is preserved at the nearby Pasaquan Exhibit, only 15 minutes from the Richland Distillery. The St. EOM’s Pasaquan Odyssey Expression is available for purchase online and at the distilleries in Richland and Brunswick.