Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum and Rembrandt Hair Nets
So, you start with Hawaiian sugar cane matured for 2 years (not the usual 1 year stuff), then ferment to create a “mash”, transfer to hand-made pot stills to distill the potion, then finish it off with fresh Menehune water, bottle it, cork it, box it . . . drink it. It’s like witnessing a fun chemistry set with a tasty end result = Rum. Not just any rum, it’s Sammy Hagar’s Beach Bar Rum, perfected and distilled by master distiller, Mark Nigbur, here on Maui.
The story is running in Hana Hou Magazine’s japanese edition. Below is a tear sheet from the opening spread. That’s Mark Nigbur, The Distiller. (Sounds like a book title.) The other fellows in the images are his employees: Tom Checkley and Mark’s son, Cory Nigbur. Rock on dudes!!! (my tongue is out and devil horns are up)
Somewhere in that lovely vertical writing is: Photography by Sue Hudelson.
P.S. I dig the little, white hair nets the guys have to wear. The style reminds me of Rembrandt’s self portrait. I’d like to do a series of portraits with people in hair nets. Any leads out there?