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Noire - 5 Year Old Blend - French Style Rum

$53.99

Before there was bourbon here in the U.S., there was rum. And what better representation of America's two legendary spirits than NOIRE, our 5 year old blend that sips like a bourbon. While it’s generally assumed a barrel-aged spirit is aged in a white oak barrel... (drum roll)

Noire is matured with a proprietary stave and barrel process. Our hand-charred aged staves include cuttings from local nut and fruit trees like hickory, cherry, persimmon, and pear, not commonly found in distilled spirits.

As a third-generation Louisiana timber farmer, our distiller/founder is obsessed with unique flavor profiles that are obtained from other varieties of hardwoods. Using trees planted by his own father and grandfather, he began experimenting with Noire’s aging process.

Wildcat Brothers Distillery (aka Gator Cove) is where the magic happens. Noire is an award-winning rum that sips well and plays well with others. Follow us on Instagram to watch what unfolds when mixologists weigh in!


Tasting notes

Warm, sweet and just the right amount of honeyed perfume aroma. A slightly smokey taste mingles with dollops of maple. Dark stone fruit flavors brought out by aged, ancestral hardwood staves. Vanilla & white oak, pipe tobacco, and wild cherry.

Brand
Wildcat Brothers
Size
750 ml
ABV
40.00%
Country
United States
Region
Lafayette, Louisiana

Additional Product Info

Featured Noire Cocktail: Lavender “Ruminade”

The perfect “lemonade” refreshment on a long summer night in the Bayou. 

Ingredients: 2 oz Noire Rum 
2 oz Lavender Simple Syrup 
Freshly squeezed juice of two lemons (appx. 3-4 oz) 
Glass & Ice: Highball glass filled with ice 
Method: Shake with a scoop of ice until all ingredients are incorporated. 
Serve with ice. 
Garnish: Sprig of Lavender

About Wildcat Brothers Distilling

The Wildcat Brothers adhere to a meticulous, small-batch method to produce a rum like no other. In one sense, we might be the most unlikely distillers you’ll ever meet because we are completely self-taught. As a lawyer and Ph.D., we asked ourselves, “What’s the difference between that $7.00 bottle of liquor and that $70.00 bottle of liquor?" Our curiosity led to research. Research evolved into practice. Practice flowered into passion. Passion grew into awards. Awards grew into fans. Before he knew it, our Chief Distiller, David Meaux, had taught himself how to distill a rum that continues to draw patrons from as far away as France to friends right down the road.

The resulting unique French style rum is the foundation of all Wildcat Brothers Distilling’s Heritage Rum Line. With this anchoring line of spirits, we continue to expand the distillery’s capabilities, experimental ingredients and techniques, and spirits offerings. Expect our ancestors to speak through our spirits as we grow to redefine southern Louisiana as “New Acadiana,” merging old-world recipes with modern techniques.

The Distillery

Here at Wildcat Brothers Distilling, we don’t claim to have reinvented the wheel. We’re just trying to conserve our ancestors’ memories by honoring their traditions; with natural ingredients, local resources, and insanely delicious rum. We are the first distillery in Acadiana, running our still for our first production of spirits in 2011. Our rums are produced by hand in small batches with no importation of foreign molasses or sugarcane byproducts. Just the way it should be. And people have taken notice as our Sweet Crude rum won the distinguished Washington Cup Award within just a few years of our production.
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