While in Lake Charles I had the opportunity to work my way round the Bayou Rum Distillery on a tour. I love rum. Cuban rum, Belizean rum, any rum’ll do me, but this Bayou (bye-you) was something a little different. Cleaner, fresher, maybe it was that alligator bite. Established relatively recently in 2011 the Bayou Rum Factory is open to the public daily, to show off their award winning blends. And they have won plenty of them, from as far as Spain. Give it a year or two and Bayou will be the standard worldwide. Bet you a dollar.