Since Rum got its start in the 13 Colonies here before the USA, it seems right that its presence in Distilleries, as we go further west, tends to fade away. However, I am determined to "fill in" the states that have no Rum distillers listed in our Guide. I was not thinking too positively when I began my search in this interior state, but found a goodly amount of Distillers. Being a Grain State, Sure it seemed they all were Whiskey based (nothing wrong there, but not my focus here) ... I did stumble upon:
Looks like we found not only a Rum but two Rums!!
So I see that their main aim is whiskey. They do, however have this in their repertoire:
Available NOW in our tasting room and at liquor stores across Kansas!!
NOW available at the Distillery
Rum barrel aged for 7 months, infused with cinnamon, clove, ginger, vanilla.
This said..... I don't have lots of info on Wheat State Distillery (WSD), I will send a follow up email and see what I can find out!
As we enter the Fall season -- This is an IDEAL time to enjoy a nice Dark & Stormy:
Dark & Stormy Ingredients
→ 2 ounces rum -- dark rum
→ 3 ounces ginger beer
→1/2 ounce lime juice
Collins glass, or, my favorite a mug
Instructions:Combine the rum, the ginger beer, and the lime juice (optional), in a tall glass full of ice cubes and give it a good stir.
The idea here is to nail the ratio between the spice of the ginger beer and the richness of the rum. Depending on brands of each used, you may want to play around with the proportions. For an “Authentic” Bermuda D&S, omit the lime juice.
Remember, Ginger Beer is NOT Ginger Ale. There are a number of very good brands out there at good liquor stores. Experiment with the one YOU like with the Rum YOU LIKE.
I have heard of making it with Spiced Rum but have not tasted one myself. I'd be interested in your reaction to this easy and very satisfying drink.....
October is a special time of the year for RTRR... Why you ask? Because its our Anniversary Month!! More on that later this month as I recall some of our early places, people and ideas....