This is a story about providence. It begins in 1896, when J.T. Meleck had the crazy idea to grow his first rice crop on 20 acres of marshland in south Louisiana. He called it Providence Rice. He provided the hard work and sometimes providence provided the water. The name J.T. Meleck became synonymous with Louisiana rice, but to us he will always be great, great uncle John.
We still farm that same land today. We use that rice to craft fine Louisiana spirits. We´re proud to take our rice from grain to glass. That’s what we call providence.
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