The Donner-Peltier Distillery in Thibodaux, LA is creating some mighty fine spirits that not only should we all be drinking, but we should also be quite proud of. Making the Rougaroux line of rum out of Louisiana sugar cane, the Oryza brand of vodka and gin out of Louisiana rice, and now Louisiana's first legally distilled aged whiskey since prohibition, the folks down in Thibodaux are really doing it right. Johnny Culpepper, head of the sales team for DP, joined me recently on the Bite and Booze Radio Show. Also in studio, Josh Duke from Olive or Twist mixed up their 13 Pennies for the Rougaroux cocktails which features the 13 Pennies Praline Rum. Blaise Calandro III from Calandro's Supermarket, where you can find all the Rougaroux and Oryza products, came in studio as well. We had a great time, and the radio show should be a great listen!
The Bite and Booze Radio Show presented by Calandro's Supermarket airs on Saturdays at 5 PM and replays Sundays at 8 PM on Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge. The show is hosted by Jay Ducote and won a Taste Award in January 2014 as the best food or drink based radio broadcast in the country. The producer of the show is Chris Courtney at Guaranty Broadcasting and the field producer is Charles Pierce from the Me and My Big Mouth Show. It is also available on iTunes. The show's sponsors include Calandro's Supermarket, Visit Baton Rouge, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning, Mama Della's N.Y. City Pizzeria, Restaurant IPO, Mason's Grill, Donner-Peltier Distillers (Rougaroux Rums and Oryza Vodka and Gin), Louisiana Cookin' Magazine, Juban's Restaurant, the Tin Roof Brewing Company, the Louisiana Culinary Institute and Triumph Kitchen.