New ‘Sweet Crude’ Rum Being Made In Broussard, LA
Acadiana is known for it’s fondness of drinking. Now, a new company aims to kick it up a notch by producing one of the spirits folks around here enjoy so much. 26 year old Cole Leblanc and 35 year old David Meaux, both land men in the oilfield industry, have teamed up to form Rank Wildcat Spirits, and have begun production of ‘Sweet Crude‘ rum at a small shop in Broussard. They hope to have bottles available for sale soon.
According to the companies’ website, “We formed Rank Wildcat Spirits, LLC in mid-2011 with the intent to get licensed and begin making and selling liquor. We tackled the application aggressively and received our federal license in early February, 2012. Parish and state licenses were not far behind and, before we knew it, we were open for business as the second fully licensed and operational distillery in Louisiana!”