Get to Know Louisiana Rum

We kick off our tours with a delicious cocktail and then an expert tour guide will walk you through our way of making artisanal spirits. You will see how decisions in the distilling, fermenting and filtering process are made by our distillers’ taste, smell, and intuition. Following our tour of the distillery, you’re invited back to our Tasting Room, where you will be welcomed to taste each of our products for yourself. You will also have the opportunity to take home our expertly crafted rums and cocktails. And no worries about carrying it onto the plane, we ship internationally.

It’s not just a tour of a distillery, we will also share with you our vision for a new kind of business – dedicated to local growth, employee satisfaction, and happy customers

“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed September 4, 2014 TripAdvisor

We had an amazing experience at the Old New Orleans Rum distillery. That we were able to tour the actual distillery and see how the process is done from beginning to end was great … We were able to try the rums they produce. They were all fantastic. I would recommend this tour to anyone that visits NOLA! Thanks for the hospitality!

The Old New Orleans Rum Distillery is a ten minute drive from the French Quarter, with on-street, free parking. Want to avoid driving or a taxi? Call us to reserve a place on our complimentary shuttle that will pick you up at several convenient locations in the French Quarter.

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  • STEP 1

    Making the Wash:

    Louisiana grown sugar cane molasses mixed with water and yeast.
  • STEP 2

    Fermentation:

    The yeast eats the sugar in the molasses and produces alcohol.
  • STEP 3

    Pot Still Distillation:

    This distillation strips the alcohol out of the wash producing “low wines” which are around 70 proof.
  • STEP 4

    Column Still Distillation:

    This distillation purifies the alcohol to over 180 proof.
  • STEP 5

    Barrel Aging:

    Our rum is aged in oak bourbon barrels.
  • STEP 6

    Blending & Bottling:

    Depending on the type of rum, we blend rums of various ages for consistency in flavor. The spiced rum is aged with fresh, whole spices for weeks.