The United States’s only single-estate, single-barrel rum is now available in South Africa. Richland Rum, a family-owned, award-winning rum from Georgia, stays true to traditional rum making standards, with the purest ingredients and a no-rush approach producing quality products.
In an exciting first for South African artisanal rum, Mhoba is on the verge of being exported worldwide. We chatted to Robert Greaves, master distiller, to find out how he makes his exceptional rum, and why it’s worthy of shipping abroad.
Did you know South Africa produces the most agave outside of Mexico? Yes, that’s the stuff tequila is made from. So why don’t we make tequila here? Well, we do – pretty much – it just goes by another name.
For a country that produces some 2.2 million tons of sugar per season, South Africa was slow in entering the rum game. Happily, its craft-rum revolution is now well under way, with micro distilleries fast multiplying.