Monday, September 24, 2007

Old New Orleans Rum is Pirate-Approved

Shiver me timbers!
This past weekend our distillery was invaded by pirates!

There were wenches & men with swords and they all actually spoke like pirates, as in, "Arr, me hearty," in deep, throaty voices.

They are just a few of the fun-loving folks who have embraced pirate culture in this country. PyrateCon 2008 is an upcoming pirate festival here in New Orleans, featuring sword battles, wench auctions and feasts. Keep yer eyes peeled this April...Old New Orleans Rum is the official rum of PyrateCon!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Whatever It Takes

This is one of our hard-working distillers, Chris Sule, inside a 2,000 gallon stainless steel tank at Celebration Distillation.

Armed with a brush, cleaning supplies, muscle power and a head lamp, Chris climbed inside and scrubbed it down in preparation for filling. We use these tanks for a variety of purposes.

In one tank we store 150 proof rum until we are ready to dilute it down with de-ionized, filtered water to the 80 proof rum you'll drink gleefully at your next cocktail party .

Another tank has been converted into a pot still by Chris and Elvis, our other magnificent distiller. We think of these guys as our own personal "MacGyver's", as they are always coming up with amazing ideas and innovations at the distillery.

We also have another tank we use to store "low wines", which are the first spirits to come off of the still (usually about 21% alcohol/volume). Come for a tour to learn more about what we do!