Stillwagon Distillery prides itself on handcrafted products from made real ingredients. They start with blackstrap molasses and pure sugarcane sugar to produce their excellent rum. They use a small batch distilling process that separates the unwanted elements from the desirable, flavorful portion called the ‘hearts.’ It is then left in a barrel to be mellowed by the carbon, and infused with the vanillins, tannins, and the oak itself. This results in a smooth flavorful gold rum.
Stillwagon Distillery’s process is far more time intensive than others who use wood chips in stainless steel or plastic vessels. A stainless barrel cannot "breathe" the way a wooden barrel does. Wooden barrels’ interaction with temperature, the seasons, and humidity is what moves the spirit in and out of the wood. This oxidation and movement smoothes the spirit, giving it an unmatched quality to any other artificial means of ‘aging.’ They age The Devil's Own Gold Rum in new, custom-made, charred, American Oak barrels made in Kansas City, Missouri by Independent Stave Company, an added expense over using previously-used barrels.
Any flavor in their rums is a result of infusing that particular fruit or spice, rather than extracting those flavors with chemicals or worse, an artificial flavor. The result of all this is a spirit made with real ingredients, by real people, guaranteed to taste real good.