South Louisiana’s One-of-a-Kind Rum Distillery

Rank Wildcat Spirits is Acadiana’s first distiller of fine spirits, located in Lafayette, Louisiana. Owned and operated by David C. Meaux, a local landman-turned-distiller, Rank Wildcat Spirits is the second fully-licensed, up-and-running rum distillery in Louisiana since the end of Prohibition!

How we’ve perfected the process and the product

Rank Wildcat Spirits uses our very own hand-crafted still to create our fine rums and our process has been perfected to bring out the natural sweetness of local sugar cane.

Because Rank Wildcat Spirits uses no blackstrap molasses in our fermentations, the area sugar cane imparts a great tasting, natural flavor by itself.

Sweet Crude Rum can now be found in restaurants, bars and stores throughout the Acadiana area. If you are a restaurant, bar or store and are interested in carrying rum from Rank Wildcat Spirits, contact us using the form on this website.

Experience the difference of hand-crafted white rum

The name Sweet Crude Rum perfectly encompasses how this great white rum tastes. It has a sweet kick to it that many continue to enjoy. If you are interested in purchasing this artisan-crafted, 100% gluten free rum, check the list of retailers!