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Channeling the Spirit of New Orleans: The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery Teams Up with Old New Orleans Rum

May 17, 2016 – NEW ORLEANS, La. –The hottest hotel in the nation’s most spirited city, The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, is partnering with the city’s hippest homegrown spirit purveyor, Old New Orleans Rum, to offer travelers to the Big Easy a Rum Runners. Since the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery opened last year, the hotel has stocked its guestroom honor bars with Old New Orleans Rum. Now, in honor of the Old New Orleans Rum’s 20th Anniversary, the hotel and rum-maker are partnering to offer guests the opportunity to go beyond sipping spirits in their guestrooms and get up close-and-personal with the distillery process.

Those who book the Rum Runners package will enjoy overnight accommodations at The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery where they’ll enjoy a chilled bottle of Gingeroo, a bottled rum cocktail starring Old New Orleans Rum’s light-bodied Crystal rum, and a guided tour for two through the Old New Orleans Rum distillery. During the tour, package guests will be introduced to the distilling, fermenting and filtering process behind making the artisanal spirits. Then, they’ll visit the Tasting Room where they’ll be treated to a specialty cocktail and taste each of the rums produced by the distillery. This tasting will include Old New Orleans Rum’s 20th Anniversary Blend “King Creole” Rum which has been rated 96 points by the Beverage Testing Institute for its creamy aromas and flavors of chocolate maple nut fudge, spicy fruit chutney, honey vanilla bean gelato, and copper with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, long vanilla buttercream and cola, tiramisu, pink pepper, and minerals finish.

Located on legendary Frenchman Street in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood in a historic 1850’s cotton warehouse, Old New Orleans Rum has been provisioning locals and travelers to the Crescent City with award-winning, hand-crafted, all-natural spirits since 1995. The company meticulously perfects each batch of their signature rum using locally-sourced molasses and charred American Oak barrels that have been used only once before by fine whiskey makers. This dedication to tradition makes Old New Orleans Rum a perfect partner for the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, a hotel that is housed in an 1854 warehouse, rooted in the city’s heritage and passionate about New Orleans craftspeople and artists.

Available now through December 30, 2016, the Rum Runners distillery package is priced from $137 per night, plus tax, and can be booked at

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