Tag: rum

Japanese Craft Rum: Teeda Aged 5 Years

Japanese Craft Rum: Teeda Aged 5 Years

Okinawa’s Helios Distillery has been selling rum under the “Teeda” brand for several years. They’ve just launched a new limited-edition age statement expression that’s aged five+ years in American white oak casks. The Helios Distillery has been getting quite a bit of attention of late […]

Review: Rockland Distillery Ceylon Arrack, Colombo No7 Gin, White Rum, Dark Red Rum

Review: Rockland Distillery Ceylon Arrack, Colombo No7 Gin, White Rum, Dark Red Rum

Rockland Distilleries got started in Sri Lanka back in 1924 by Carl de Silva Wijeyeratne, deep in the midst of British colonial rule. It’s a family-run distillery that is still privately owned and operated — and now it’s environmentally friendly as well, with a LEED […]

Event Report: Malibu Because Summer Flair Challenge 2017

Event Report: Malibu Because Summer Flair Challenge 2017

ANFA is the All Nippon Flair Bartenders Association. On August 6 they held the Malibu Because Summer Flair Challenge out in Maihama, nearby Tokyo Disney Resort. Flair was obviously made famous by the super 80s Tom Cruise movie Cocktail. However these days it’s niche at […]

Shuiku no Kai Launch Party event report

Shuiku no Kai Launch Party event report

The Shuiku no Kai held their launch party on June 25th, so I decided to go check it out. The 5000 yen cover charge ended up being a great value considering the quality and variety of bottles they had available for sampling. Just for a […]