Richland Rum Expands Footprint in Southeastern U.S.

Richland Distilling Company Rum LogoTAG USA, Inc. Appointed to Introduce Award Winning Single Estate Georgia Rum in Florida and South Carolina

Richland, GA, May 22, 2014 –( — The Richland Distilling Company has appointed TAG USA, Inc. to orchestrate the introduction of Richland Rum in key markets in the South Eastern United States. TAG USA, Inc., based in Coral Springs, FL will initially launch the Richland Rum brand in Florida and South Carolina. The agreement anticipates that TAG will lead Richland Rum’s further expansion into key markets along the Eastern Sea border and into large markets such as Texas, in the course of 2014.

Single Estate Georgia Rum
Richland Rum is proudly hand-made in Richland, GA, using Estate sourced natural sugar cane syrup – not molasses – and water from the Georgia Aquifer as the only ingredients. Sourcing and processing of sugar cane syrup, slow fermentation, copper pot distilling in single day batches, aging in virgin American oak barrels and ultimately bottling, are all handled in-house, creating a Single Estate Rum. In addition, the Rum is all natural, not blended or mass produced and does not contain preservatives, spices, taste enhancers, color agents or additives of any kind.Richland Rum and the Rum Renaissance
Rum thrived in America long before Whisky and Bourbon did. Good quality, aged Rum made from syrup, not molasses, is complex, delicious and worth to be sipped slowly. Actually, in the early days Bourbons tried to emanate good Rums!” said Erik Vonk, the Richland Distilling Company’s founder and proprietor.

Vonk continued: “We are thrilled to see a Rum Renaissance and to be among a very few Distilleries in America fully dedicated to hand crafting domestic, authentic Rum, savored by Whisky & Bourbon fans, Cognac and Brandy connoisseurs and aficionados of aged spirits in general.”

Matt Keith, TAG’s National Brands Manager, added: “Richland Rum is a great addition to our growing spirits portfolio; its premium, award winning quality meets the increasing demand for high end, hand crafted, superior products by sophisticated consumers. We are delighted to be bringing such an exquisite product to key markets and we take great pride in our partnership with the Richland Distilling Company.”

About The Richland Distilling Company

The Richland Distilling Company is one of only a few distilleries in America solely dedicated to meticulously hand-crafting Rum from pure, Estate Sourced cane syrup in small, daily batches using artisan techniques and time honored equipment.

The company’s sole product, Richland Rum, continues to be recognized for its exceptional quality. Recent accolades include: Gold Medal-2014 International Sip Awards, Los Angeles; Gold Medal, 2014 International Crafts Awards Competition, Los Angeles; 94 points–The Tasting Panel; Flavor of Georgia–2014 Winner.

Located in historic downtown Richland, Georgia, the Distillery is open to the public. www. richlandrum . com

About TAG USA Inc.

TAG USA, Inc. – formerly known as The Action Group – is a professionally managed beverage marketing and sales company providing suppliers the opportunity to build new products as well as grow established brands in all industry channels without the expense of hiring a direct sales and marketing force.A solid network of professional contacts in the importing, warehousing, distribution, and retail sectors, combined with in-house sales, marketing, PR, advertising, and brand development expertise, position TAG as a unique, end to end resource for suppliers and importers.