LACASSINE - With its Bayou Rum heading to store shelves for June, Louisiana Spirits LLC has launched an Inaugural Toast Face book contest.

To enter, write a few short words (250 character max) toasting to the magnificence that is Louisiana and what its spirit means to you.

Submit your toast to the "Spirit of Louisiana," by visiting www.facebook.com/bayourum and clicking on the contest button before May 9, 2013.

Entries will be voted on by Face book friends and 10 lucky winners will be among the first to taste Bayou Rum on May 23rd as VIP Launch party guests at L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles. The prize package includes a free night stay, VIP concert seats, commemorative items and more. Even if you don't "raise your glass" and submit a toast, you can still vote for your favorites.

"Our brand new spirit, Bayou Rum, handcrafted from the finest Louisiana sugar cane, is ready to be shared with the world," Trey Litel said. "We've created this Face book contest to celebrate both our state's rich spirit and our cultural mantra to live life to its fullest and have fun along the way."