California Sugarcane Rum here in LA (sorf of)
Saw this today...
St. George Spirits just announced the release of its "Agua Libre" Rum. Made from 100% California sugarcane, pressed fresh at the hangar (of Hangar One vodka fame) on the island of Alameda.
SGS is offering two versions: "Fresh-Squeezed" - unaged and distilled from newly cut cane ($36) and "Aged" which is still young for most rum, with two and a half years in French oak ($53).
They are a little pricy, but then there are less than 300 bottles of the aged rum and roughly 1,000 bottles of the Fresh-Squeezed.
For this first batch, it will only be available from a few Bay Area liquor stores, one of which, thankfully for those of us here in LA, is K&L.
For those who don't know, K&L will ship the bottle from its SF store to its Hollywood store for free if you pick "will call" as the shipping method when you order online. All you have to do is go to Hollywood and pick it up when it comes in.
At last count K&L only has 22 bottles of the fresh squeezed and 24 of the aged left.
(Note: I have no relationship with SGS, just been a fan of their products over the years. I will post back with my thoughts after I have had a chance to taste.)