There’s a recent article in the Tennessean, Uncommon experiences in coastal Outer Banks, N.C., that offers some Outer Banks must-see vacation stops, from the wild horses in Carova to hang gliding at Jockeys Ridge.
While most people are familiar with those, the article also provide an excellent background on one of the newer and more important places to make a stop on any Outer Banks vacation, the rum tour at Outer Banks Distilling.
Check out what they had to say:
Rum lovers are lining up for the “Molasses to Glasses” tour at Outer Banks Distilling, producers of Kill Devil Rum. This craft distillery was opened only last year by four guys who knew the beer brewing industry, but also had a passion for rum, which is enjoying a resurgence.
In the 17th century, rum was known as “Kill Devil,” and with Kill Devil Hills nearby, it seemed natural to open a distillery, playing on local stories about barrels of the spirit that frequently washed ashore after a shipwreck.
The vile liquor once swilled by pirates is now all the rage. Of course, the rum at Outer Banks Distilling is far smoother than the stuff Blackbeard imbibed.
A tour traces the rum-making process from the pre-treatment of molasses, the raw ingredient for rum, through fermentation and distillation. Rum enthusiasts can even see how the liquor is infused with rich pecan and honey flavors, which primes the palate for the post-tour tasting.
Check out the rest of their article, you may find something you didn’t know.
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