Las Vegas – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced a new marketing partnership agreement with Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum, in which the distilled spirits brand will serve as the organization’s first-ever
May on Maui included “Kapalua’s Best Banks Cocktail Competition” in which participating restaurants and resorts created and featured a crafted cocktail using either the Banks 5 Island Rum or Banks 7 Island Rum.
Kihei, Hawaii - For a limited time beginning June 8, 2018, Maui Brewing Company will be releasing Fancy Footwork Lager in cans with the help from like-minded and independent brewery Austin Beerworks. Sharing passion for the art, and with the intense desire for quality, the two collaborated to create this hoppy session Lager featuring Chinook, Loral, and Citra Cryo hops, as well as Azacca hops which were donated by Roy Farms.
May 15, 2018 -- Honolulu Casa Herradura, Brown Forman and Young's Market Company of Hawaii debut Herradura ULTRA at Sky Waikiki. This cristalino tequila is composed of Herradura’s añejo blended with Seleccion Suprema Extra Añejo Tequila and aged in bourbon barrels. A touch of agave is added, and to finish, it is charcoal filtered in a style similar to that used in clear rum production.
Local Boy Tim Rita Jr, Beverage Development Specialist for the E&J Gallo Spirits Business Unit, returned home for a week to catch up with friends and teach the Hawaii Market about Gallo’s expanding portfolio distributed by Johnson Brothers.
IICHIKO BLU ANNOUNCES 2018 BARTENDER COMPETITION WINNERS Eight of Hawaii’s best bartenders created incredible cocktails at the 2018 iichiko BLU (https://www.iichiko.co.jp/en/) Bartender Competition, Jan. 31, at Sky Waikiki. Andrew Woodley, of The Myna Bird Tiki Bar, took first place with his original creation, “Gift of the Islands,” showcasing the award-winning shochu spirit. Woodley won an all-expense-paid trip to visit the iichiko distillery in Oita Prefecture, Japan and $1,500 in cash.