Donner-Peltier Distillers, based in Thibodaux, Louisiana, crafts six products, all made from Louisiana sugarcane or rice. Though the LA 1 Whiskey is near and dear to my heart, the spirit that stands out the most is the Rougaroux 13 Pennies praline rum. The Rougaroux gets its name from a “bogeyman” creature found in Cajun folklore. According to legend, the Rougaroux can only count to 12, so you can leave 13 pennies by your door to keep him out. While the name may be foreboding, the drink is anything but. The spiced rum tastes like a praline straight out of the New Orleans’ French Quarter. On second thought, forget the monster. Take your 13 pennies and go buy more.
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