Launched in late 2016, Roulaison Distilling Co was (appropriately) born out of a casual conversation between old friends over drinks. Andrew Lohfield, a Philadelphia native and Kings County Distillery alum, had long been mulling over an idea and had made up his mind to follow through on it. He dreamed of starting a craft distillery focused on crafting a truly unique rum that pays tribute to its pre-industrial heritage. The culture and history of New Orleans as well as the abundance of sugar cane nearby seemed to him the perfect fit. Patrick Hernandez, a Louisiana native working in finance at the time, was instantly sold on the idea. Within weeks, Patrick and Andrew set off on a “market research” trip; once in New Orleans, Andrew and Patrick were convinced that it was the natural place to launch Roulaison and the partnership was born.