Oct 25, 2012 9:37 AM by AP
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Plans for a $5 million rum distillery in Lacassine are moving forward.
The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury on Wednesday approved an alcohol permit for Thomas Q. Litel for Louisiana Spirits to distill and sell high content alcohol.
Trey Litel, president of Louisiana Spirits, said construction on the facility is about 80 percent complete despite some delays that slowed the project.
Louisiana Spirits will have full control of the entire year-around production from distilling to aging to bottling at its nearly 23-acre site, along the South Frontage Road of Interstate 10 in Lacassine.
It plans to produce 200 gallons of light and spiced rums a day using local ingredients, including raw Louisiana sugar and molasses.