What You'll Get
Most states have made distilling alcohol at home illegal due to the proliferation of home facial-tattoo machines. Learn how the pros train their spirits to tattoo their tongues with today's deal: for $5, you and a friend get a distillery tour, rum tasting, and signature cocktail (a $10 value) at the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery. If you like what you taste, you can take some spirit home with you for 15% off your total purchase on the day of the tour.
As the self-proclaimed oldest operating premium rum distillery in the United States, Old New Orleans Rum Distillery has accumulated an arsenal of accolades. Your approximately 45-minute tour will give you a glimpse into the distilling process of the best liquor to emerge since mint Scope. First, you'll learn how Louisiana sugarcane is mashed and mixed with water and yeast to create the primordial soup from which baby rums are born. If you're the type of person who likes to read the book before you see the movie, check out the rummery's website for a detailed explanation of the distillery process. Once the tour concludes, the group will head to the rum tasting room, where you can sample the distillery's four signature rums, and the friendly staff may elicit your opinion of new, yet-to-be-marketed blends. You'll also get a signature cocktail made with New Orleans Rum and stirred with swizzle sticks of love.
Overwhelming fascination often leads to impulse purchases, and those who find themselves tempted to buy a bottle or four of the house-made spirits will get an additional 15% off with today's Groupon. Choose the Crystal ($17) for a light-bodied white rum or the three-year Amber ($21) for a smooth blend of three rums. You may fall in love with the Cajun Spice ($24), a spiced rum that captures the character of New Orleans in a bottle , or the savory, complex flavors of the master-distilled 10-year special edition ($55). If you need more bottles to build miniature ships in, you can buy all four varieties for $99. Bring your best drinking confidant to enjoy today's Groupon, or strategically invite your enemy to drive you and then cunningly steal his tasting samples.
You must be 21 or older to sample the rums.
Men's Journal names the light rum made by Old New Orleans Rum Distillery one of the "Four To Try." City Business gave the 2008 Innovator of the Year Silver Award to Old New Orleans Rum. Reuters notes that all four types of Old New Orleans Rum won medals at the 2008 International Rum Festival Competition (victories which are extolled on the distillery's website), and the rummery has been mentioned in publications from Maxim to Harper's Bazaar.
- The distillery looks like an old warehouse and you won't even think you are in the right spot when you first show up. But it's worth it! – BeerDrinkers, TripAdvisor
- The employees are very welcoming and the rum is good too. – Daffodilly, TripAdvisor
- Make sure that you buy a bottle to bring home! We had a great time here. – Catherine B., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per 2 people, may buy multiple as gifts. Must be 21 years or older for rum tasting. Reservation required. Not valid with other offers. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.