So sad to see another Louisiana-centric business closing. Donner-Peltier has made vodka, rum, gin, and whiskey in Thibodaux, Louisiana since 2011. They ceased operations on Monday, August 27, 2018. Customer appreciation days will be held on September 6-8.

From Donner-Peltier on facebook:

Donner-Peltier Distillers was founded in 2011 by Dr. Tom & Beth Donner and Dr. Henry & Jennifer Peltier as a project dreamed up while sipping rum cocktails and wondering why no one in Louisiana, specifically Thibodaux, was making rum out of the sugarcane grown in their backyards.

“Our goal was to create high quality spirits using locally-sourced ingredients. We’ve achieved that goal with our internationally recognized spirits, Oryza Vodka & Gin, Rougaroux Rums, and LA1 Whiskey, and we are proud of our success in doing so.”

“We want to sincerely thank all of our loyal customers and followers for the years of support. We are truly proud of turning a simple dream into award-winning brands, and we couldn’t have gotten this far without the support of our local communities. We ultimately made the tough decision to focus on our other businesses and our families.”
Donner-Peltier Distillers will no longer offer tours or tastings effective immediately. However, the tasting room & gift shop will be available for sales of remaining inventory by appointment only after the customer appreciation days through October 31st or until supplies last. More information on the customer appreciation sale will be posted on the Donner-Peltier website ( and social media pages.

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