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Distillery Tour and Rum Tasting

New Orleans, United States

Experience hosted by Meagen

60 minsHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Happy Raptor Distilling is thrilled to welcome you for a tour and rum tasting at New Orleans' newest rum distillery! Follow the journey of 504Rum from the sugarcane fields of Louisiana to our custom-made copper still to the cocktail in your hand. We’ll guide you through the process of how our small batch, handcrafted rum is made on-site, including an explanation of the base ingredients, the unique Caribbean-style processes involved in the creation of 504Rum that are rare to find in the United States, and the various botanicals and fruits used to create our unique signature blends. Every tour lasts approx. 45 minutes and includes one pre-batch cocktail (distiller’s choice), a free tasting of all 504Rum products, and a laid-back good time.

Monday-Thursday: All tours are private for your group only.
Friday-Sunday: Tours are open to multiple groups. Private tours remain welcome - select the option to book for your group only.

KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK:
- Tours are available for individual groups up to 10 guests. We can consider larger private groups upon request.
- NON-DRINKERS ARE FREE. Only guests consuming alcohol aged 21 years and over are required to register and pay for the tour. Non-alcoholic cocktails and beverages are available!
- Kids are welcome! (Parental supervision is required at all times.)
- Masks are required for service as mandated by city and state ordinance.
Happy Raptor Distilling is thrilled to welcome you for a tour and rum tasting at New Orleans' newest rum distillery! Follow the journey of 504Rum from the sugarcane fields of Louisiana to our custom-made copper still to the cocktail in your hand. We’ll guide you through the process of how our small batch, handcrafted rum is made on-site, including an explanation of the base ingredients, the unique Caribbean-style processes involved in the creatio…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Our tour begins with a complimentary welcome cocktail (distiller's choice)...

Meet your host, Meagen

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Meagen is Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Happy Raptor Distilling, New Orleans' newest rum distillery. Meagen is very proud to share Happy Raptor's mission to create premium infused rum inspired by our culture, our community, and the things that bring us joy. It is her great pleasure to welcome guests from all over the country to create new memories and share quality time with friends.
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Book for a private group
Sun., May 9
$19 per person
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join 5 other guests
$19 per person
Sun., May 9
$19 per person
$19 per person
Sun., May 9
$19 per person
$19 per person

Where you'll be

Happy Raptor Distilling is proudly located in a renovated historic building in New Orleans' Central City neighborhood - only one block away from St. Charles Ave. and the street car line. Once an auto-mechanic's garage in the early 1920's, the distillery has seen many different lives. Now thoughtfully restored, Happy Raptor Distilling is thrilled to welcome neighbors and friends back into this familiar space.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 120 reviews.

Jasmine
May 2021
April was an awesome host for us! Her energy and love for the product really shined through!! The laid back vibe of the overall experience was an added bonus! Thanks for giving us an informative and tasty experience!
Eleanor
May 2021
This was fabulous! We loved hearing the story’s of the place plus really bit it off with the tasting room manager (sorry we forgot your name)! So so much fun and can’t wait to come back!!
Melissa
May 2021
very welcoming, loved the atmosphere & the rum was soo smooth 🥰🥰 really enjoyed our hostess and the energy she brought to the experience. I would a thousand times reccomend & come back again 💯🖤
Aiyana
May 2021
We visited this establishment yesterday on our very first day in New Orleans. We booked the Distillery tour and Rum tasting on AirBnB. Meagan was very understanding of arriving late due to our issue with our initial Uber driver. Once we arrived, we were warmly greeted by her. She made us the Hurricane drink which was tasty and definitely authentic. She allowed us to drink our drinks while she provided us with a tour of the distillery and educated us on their rum making process. This business has amazing flavors they make from scratch right there in their warehouse which includes banana foster rum, hibiscus rum, and other seasonal rum such as King Cake rum for Mardi Gras. Meagan was extremely fun and very professional. We learned interesting facts such as that you must waste the first 5 gallons of rum to clear the toxins and prevent drinkers from getting sick or worse going blind. We even got to see first hand the rum gallons and another gentleman package and label the rum. I really love that this small business in New Orleans has also serviced the community during the COVID 19 pandemic by making hand sanitizer. After our tour Megan let us taste all of the rum flavors, including some coffee rum flavors the company is currently working on which will launch next year. All of the rum is full proof and extremely authentic. Meagan also allowed us to try the Rum Punch which was absolutely delicious! We decided to take home a 24 ounce bottle of Rum Punch to savor! This quaint establishment is located in the Central Business District and is well worth a visit and order of their Rum products including cocktails. Make sure you ask for Meagan when you go because she made our first afternoon in New Orleans special!
We visited this establishment yesterday on our very first day in New Orleans. We booked the Distillery tour and Rum tasting on AirBnB. Meagan was very understanding of arriving lat…
Lauren
May 2021
We’re locals and had never been here before, so it was awesome and will def be one of our new regular spots! The tour was super fun and interesting, the drinks were delish, and the rum was dangerously smooth and delicious! 10/10 would recommend.
We’re locals and had never been here before, so it was awesome and will def be one of our new regular spots! The tour was super fun and interesting, the drinks were delish, and the…
Michael
April 2021
Our tour was with April! She was absolutely fantastic! Personable and made connections with us! Let us try some upcoming rum they plan on releasing in the future. The whole experience was well worth it and knowledgeable! Amazing tasting rum, even for those who don’t think they like rum, you’ll enjoy it!
Our tour was with April! She was absolutely fantastic! Personable and made connections with us! Let us try some upcoming rum they plan on releasing in the future. The whole experie…

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  • Sun., May 9
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $19 per person
  • Sun., May 9
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $19 per person
  • Sun., May 9
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    $19 per person
  • Mon., May 10
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $19 per group
  • Mon., May 10
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Private groups only
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  • Mon., May 10
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $19 per person
  • Mon., May 10
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $19 per group
  • Mon., May 10
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $19 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.