New Louisiana Rum: Rougaroux 13 Pennies


New Thibodaux rum to hit shelves

The fifth addition to Donner-Peltier Distillery’s lineup of handcrafted, Thibodaux-made spirits is expected to hit store and bar shelves around the area by mid-November.

The distiller’s third variety of rum is called Rougaroux 13 Pennies, inspired by the legend of the Rougaroux. Because the Cajun werewolf has only 12 fingers, he cannot count 13 pennies and will be distracted from entering a dwelling where the pennies are present.

The flavored rum is mashed from raw Louisiana sugar cane and then naturally flavored with vanilla bean and pecan, and sweetened with local cane syrup. For early birds, the rum is already available for purchase at the distillery in Thibodaux.

Rougaroux 13 Pennies

Deep in the heart of Southern Louisiana Cajun Country lurks a mysterious creature known as the Rougaroux, (Roo ga roo). It lingers in the sugarcane fields and swamps, emerging only during a full moon to exact justice on the wicked. Legend has it that 13 pennies laid outside your door will protect you. The Rougaroux cannot count past the number 12 and keep trying until the sun rises and he has to retreat back to his lair. Our 13 Pennies Praline Rum begins with only locally produced raw sugar and molasses and is flavored with toasted pecans, local craft-made cane syrup, and Madagascar vanilla beans. Our rum is handcrafted in small batches at our distillery, located in the middle of a sugarcane field in Thibodaux, Louisiana. And yes…. There are 13 Pennies right outside our front door.

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