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Atlanta Kashruth Commission Certifies Only Single-Estate US Rum, Richland Rum

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Atlanta Kashruth Commission Certifies Only Single-Estate US Rum, Richland Rum

Robbie Medwed

Richland Rum, produced just over two hours from Atlanta in southwest Georgia, is the nation’s only single-estate rum and just gained Atlanta Kosher Commission certification. 

Both Richland Rum and its unrefined sugarcane syrup, Almost Rum, are certified.

Rum is traditionally made from fermented molasses. It was the original alcoholic drink of the American colonists and played a major role in the colonies’ relationship with Britain.

Slaves in the Caribbean harvested sugarcane and processed it into sugar, which was then sold to the colonists. The byproduct of sugarcane processing is molasses, which was collected in vats to ferment. The fermented mixture was distilled to create rum.

Continue reading at The Atlanta Jewish Times.