Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sammy Hagar's Beach Bar Rum

      Sammy's Beach Bar Rum, first launched in Hawaii in early 2012  has finally reached Florida and the Keys.   We got our first bottles this week at the Rum Bar in Key West this week.  This is a premium silver rum that is a fine addition to your collection for mixing of premium cocktails.   This is great in Mai Tai's, Mojito's or Tiki style drinks, but not the best I've ever had as a mixer with cola though.

Sammy Hagar
     As the rock front man for the supergroup Van Halen for many years, Sammy Hagar today is still touring with his new group "Chickenfoot" and an entrepreneur with restaurants / clubs world wide.   Sammy's Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and the chain of Sammy's Beach Bar and Grill is in Hawaii, Las Vegas, New York City, St. Louis, and now Roseville, California.   Sammy's Beach Bar and Grill's donate all of their profits to the Hagar Family Foundation to help local community children's charities.   Sammy says "You will never stand taller that when you kneel to help a child", and that sums up why he is so involved in the children's charities.  

Mark Nigbur and his unique post stills

      The world-wide success of Cabo Wabo Tequila has led Sammy to venture into the world of rum and specificly Sammy's Beach Bar Rum.    Sammy's Beach Bar Rum is created from the first crushing of Virgin Maui sugarcane.  Using a one of a kind artisan pot stilled process to distill the rum, Master Blender, Mark Nigbur has created an cachaca style unaged product.   The rum is unaged and has that grassy aroma the is very indicative of cachaca's and a very unique flavor that is also similar.  This 80 proof rum that has a smoothness that is a characteristic of aged rum, and with their plans to start aging the rum in the future, it will only further improve.    Both Mark and Sammy are proud of the fact that the rum is made only from Maui sugarcane and the size of the run each year will be determined by the amount of sugarcane available on Maui. ;o)