Episode 93 features Rockland Old Arrack Extra Strong from Sri Lanka. The small bottle came to me as a gift from a friend in his luggage following a trip to Sri Lanka. Bottled in 180ml at 34% ABV, or 68 proof and it retails for about $2 at this size.
If you can find Arrack, enjoy some while listening to this episode!
Old Arrack Extra Strong's official website: https://www.rockland.lk/ (https://www.rockland.lk/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1924 - The Rockland Distillery is founded
2022 - I get a small bootle of Old Arrack Extra Strong to try!
I suggest it be enjoyed it neat, but Rockland suggests on their website the following signature serve:
50 ml Extra Strong Old Arrack
100 ml king coconut water
15 ml lime juice
20 ml sugar syrup coconut flack
Add all the ingredients in the Shaker, shake well and strain into a tall glass.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrack (Wikipedia Article on Arrack)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka (Wikipedia Article on Sri Lanka)
https://www.wise-geek.com/what-is-arrack.htm (What is Arrack?)
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47782568 (BBC Article on how Arrack is Going Up Market)
https://youtu.be/fGqL_-U2m4U (Tody Tapping Video In English)
https://youtu.be/M8hiX6mvg8k (YouTube on Rockland's Ceylon Arrack is Made)
https://youtu.be/Grlgvf7DWHs (YouTube on Rockland's Ceylon Arrack Brand)
https://youtu.be/Q9BOcyxiHeg (YouTube on Old Arrack - in Sinhala) <- A MUST WATCH
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