Richland Rum hosts fifth annual Taste of Richland & Market

Published 11:20 am Wednesday, April 17, 2019

RICHLAND — On Sunday, April 28, the Richland Distilling Company is hosting the best culinary event in Southwest Georgia.
The Taste of Richland is a food and beverage festival with 40 vendors offering tastings of their products. There is a great variety of products available, such as ice cream and cupcakes, beer and wine, chocolate, cheese and cocktails, and much more. Several local restaurants are present, such as Lily’s from Lumpkin, the Whistle Stop from Richland, The Bread House from Albany and Jamie Keating from Columbus.
There are also several cooking demonstrations. Todd White, executive chef of the Georgia Grown organization will cook up a storm using Georgia Grown products. Jennifer Payne of Cake Art from Dawson will show how to decorate a wedding cake.
The Taste of Richland is a tasting event and a market at the same time. It is a ticketed event. Admission is $30 per person when tickets are purchased in advance. Tickets will also be available at the event for $50 per person. Ticketholders can sample and taste the delicious offerings from all vendors. In addition, vendors will be offering their products for sale.
Proceeds of ticket sales go to REACH Georgia, a scholarship program that benefits students in Georgia. Funds raised by The Taste of Richland will be tripled by the State of Georgia and will be designated specifically for high school students in Stewart County.
Similar to previous years the grounds of the Richland Distilling Company serve as the venue for the event. Vendors are located in the barrelhouses, distillery, tasting room, and in tents between the buildings.
This year’s Taste will again be larger and offer more variety than in previous years. Minors and children are welcome, but all culinary offerings are more geared to adults and foodies who appreciate delicate flavors.
Among the many participants of the Taste of Richland & Market are: Omaha Brewing, Merritt Pecan, Georgia Jams, High Road Ice Cream, Barrett’s Baked Goods, Wolf Creek Winery, Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese, Five Points Berries Wines, Pa Bill’s BBQ, Mill Pond Honey, Pretoria Fields Brewery, Sugar Marsh Chocolates, Café Campesino, Still Pond Winery and Distillery, Goodson Pecans, Paulk’s Pride, Farmers Daughter Vineyards, and many more.
The Taste of Richland & Market is from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Tickets are available at Richland Rum, 355 Broad St., open from 10 a.m.-6 pm. Monday-Saturday and online at
Ticketholders receive a sampling glass and a shopping bag.