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Swanky
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Posted: 2005-08-16 1:54 pm   Permalink

That's old news. They have been talking about this for ages and never yet got a bottle out. I am doubting they will ever make any.
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Rum Numb Davey
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Posted: 2005-08-16 2:11 pm   Permalink

Perhaps the old oke brand from LeVecke is OLD News, Swank, but this product is not that to which you are referring. Trust me, these folks have invested quite a bit a money on the NEW oke brand to not carry it through. They already have everything in place for the launch and I am talking with them directly not reading press releases.

We'll have to see, and after I get the samples I'll report back. Steve Thompson is the former president of Brown Foreman (you know..JACK DANIELS). He is not some fly by night operator, he is a major spirits insider and my money is on him, his resources, and his network. This man will not allow this venture to flop. It will happen.

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Swanky
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Posted: 2005-08-16 8:36 pm   Permalink

Read the article posted in that thread and look at the dates. If this was happening, it should have happened long ago.

It souonds great. Real oke made with an old recipe and full proof. I just gave up hope a long time ago when it has been years and nothing happening.

i think it was just something thrown out to get some attention.
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Rum Numb Davey
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Posted: 2005-08-16 11:14 pm   Permalink

Yes, there have been delays, but these are not resource short delays. A big part was the local government. Take Arizona..if someone want to open a distillery here, they would have to get the law changed. While distillation was not illegal, it was a challenge. The other problem with real oke production is the Ti.

There was not enough sustainable Ti for continuous distillation, initially, and that is being resolved by paying farmers to produce more distillates.

After I get my samples and I taste what it will be..I will give an earnest thumbs up or down. By the way, I love your music show. Listen to it every night.
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Posted: 2005-08-17 10:55 am   Permalink

I certianly hope they get this stuff going. I need a couple of bottles in my bar! I'm tired of searching Ebay for vintage bottle with their contents intact.
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Rum Numb Davey
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Posted: 2005-08-17 11:22 am   Permalink

I spoke to Steve this morning, and here is the update straight from the BIG Horses Mouth. The Okolehao that everyone knows was made in Mira Loma, California and distributed in Hawaii only by Paradise Beverages.

Sandwich Islands Distillers Corp. purchased the name and trademark from Hawaiian Distillers 4 years ago. The product on ebay is a liqueur and some bottles are still available in Hawaii. They had to stop selling since the label alludes that the product was produced in Hawaii.

In any event we have just completed building a new distillery in Paia on Maui and are in the process of making a real Okolehao by fermenting ti root, sugar from sugar cane, and breadfroot which was the moonshine formula originally made after the visit from Captain Cook to the Sandwich Islands in the late 1700.

In any event, this brand will be called Nine Islands Okolehao. They will also be making the Okolehao "whiskey-based" liqueur that everyone has seen or purchased prior only it will be made in Hawaii. I will be brokering BOTH of these products, and I implore veryone to go to their favorite bottle shop and ask them to stock these liqueurs. Then you have to buy them! Or it will certainly become discontinued, and a mysterious relic of Tiki cocktail mania. All the links of the adult beverage chain have to prosper for a liqueur to make it..supplier...importer...wholesaler...retailer.

When the end line consumer buys the product it becomes sustained.
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Posted: 2005-08-17 1:06 pm   Permalink

This is truly exciting news. I will hound several top NYC liquor stores to get this when it is available. After all, my paycheck practically gets direct-deposited there.

 
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Rum Numb Davey
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Posted: 2005-08-17 3:11 pm   Permalink

Too funny Urban Tiki..and too close to home, as well.

 
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SufferinSimon
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Posted: 2006-01-10 10:19 am   Permalink

Shucks, I stopped in Paia for breakfst at Charleys a couple weeks
ago on vacation. I would have tracked down the distillery for a
tour if I'd have known about this.



 
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OceaOtica
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Posted: 2006-01-10 7:14 pm   Permalink

yeah, rum, any new news?
I will talk to my contact at Vendome when the time comes, and have a friend in distribution in Georgia as well
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dogbytes
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Posted: 2006-02-17 4:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-08-16 13:21, Rum Numb Davey wrote:

I am working on helping to secure Distribution channels for the REAL Oke, so stay tuned.



any word on this stuff? we're going to hawaii, and will look for Okolehao and Maui Rum..


 
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dogbytes
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Posted: 2006-03-09 1:54 pm   Permalink

we found a fantastic tiny liquor store (Tradewinds Market) in Ma'alaea ~ the owner, Jill helped us find out the status of this booze.. its still not in production.

oh well.. i did pick up 5 bottles of Maui rum..


 
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Okolehaoguy
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Posted: 2006-04-24 11:13 am   Permalink

Hi. Just joined and saw your note about Okolehao. I am with Sandwich Islands Distilling Company in Maui. We are just starting up production of our brand -- Nine Islands Okolehao. Should be in the market around this summer in Hawaii. I'd be happy to answer any questions about Okolehao.

Nine Islands Okolehao is not like the old product you show pictured. That was a cordial - very sweet -- sort of like Southern Comfort - nothing like REAL Oke.

Nine Islands is based on actual recipes we got from people in Hawaii who had made it as moonshine. It's key ingredient is the root of the Ti plant, which is fermented with other ingredients to make a real 80 proof spirit. Tastes a little like tequila and rum, with hints of sake and pineapple. Truly unique and great for sipping, shooting, or mixing.

I'll let you know when we start rolling it out.
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Swanky
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Posted: 2006-04-24 12:06 pm   Permalink

Really? You are really starting to produce it? I read the article ages ago and that said production was starting way back then. I would love to see this made. The real deal, not the liqueur. I watch Ebay for old bottles to surface, but so do many others who are willing to pay a lot more than I am. Put me down for a case!
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KuKuAhu
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Posted: 2006-04-24 1:21 pm   Permalink

Yes, please keep us updated. You have an order for a case here as well.



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