June 18, 2012 by dairycarrie
Christmas around my family is always a good time. This past Christmas my Aunt introduced me to one of my new favorite thing, RumChata. RumChata is a blend of Rum and Horchata with a good dash of 100% pure awesome. After enjoying RumChata with my family, I announced that I liked it so much that I would most likely name my first born child after it. The next day I realized how silly that RumChata induced statement was, mostly because kids aren’t on our radar. However, the very next week I went to an auction and …..
So why in the world would I name a cow after an adult beverage? Because it really is that good and the best part is, RumChata’s creaminess comes from real dairy cream. I love this new “You must be 21 or older” twist on getting my daily dairy intake, so in honor of June Dairy Month I sent an email to the folks at RumChata and they were kind enough to give me the lowdown on this delicious dairy treat.
If you haven’t tried RumChata I can best describe it’s taste as the milk leftover after a big bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal infused with rum. I highly recommend you, so long as you are of legal drinking age, go and get yourself a bottle. Do it now, you can thank me later. If you’re stuck sitting at work and can’t possibly get away until after 5, read this interview with Tom Maas, the founder and master blender at RumChata, then go.
49 States in the US right now and some Duty Free operators in the Caribbean.
We work with a very large commercial dairy in Neenah, WI and they ensure that the rum and cream are perfectly homogenized together so that the finished product is very stable. This homgenization of dairy and alcohol allows the product to be kept without refrigeration required.
RumChata was created by a person with deep Wisconsin roots who also has had a very long tenure in the liquor business. I (Tom Maas) worked on a dairy farm in Shawano County for several years when I was growing up. After getting a degree from the University of Wisconsin I started a 35 year career in the liquor business. After retiring from Jim Beam in 2005 I created RumChata putting all of these years of experience to good use.