Thibodaux distillery wins golds for spirits

Photo provided by Donner-Peltier Distillers -- Three of Donner-Peltier Distillers' products won gold medals at the World Spirits Association convention in Klagenfurt, Austria, recently. The Thibodaux distillery's Oryza Vodka, Rougaroux Full Moon Dark Rum and Sugarshine clear rum all took home 90+ scores and Sugarshine won the clear rum category outright.
Photo provided by Donner-Peltier Distillers -- Three of Donner-Peltier Distillers' products won gold medals at the World Spirits Association convention in Klagenfurt, Austria, recently. The Thibodaux distillery's Oryza Vodka, Rougaroux Full Moon Dark Rum and Sugarshine clear rum all took home 90+ scores and Sugarshine won the clear rum category outright.

Donner-Peltier Distillers, of Thibodaux, won gold medals for each of the three spirits the company entered in the World Spirits Association convention in Klagenfurt, Austria.

Oryza Vodka scored a 91 and Rougaroux Full Moon Dark Rum scored 92. Sugarshine, a clear rum, earned a 94 and won the clear rum category outright.

“We were only in business for a month or two when the submission deadline rolled around,” said company President Beth Donner. “Our hope was that we might receive a medal, maybe two, but to win three medals with three products, and have them be all gold, well, that was really the best surprise I’ve had in quite a while.”

The distillery plans two new products — Rougaroux 13 Pennies Praline Rum and Oryza Gin — in coming months and is planning to release a new whiskey, LA1, later this year.

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