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Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum and Rembrandt Hair Nets

October 2, 2012

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.

(I hope!)

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?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. jane permalink
    October 2, 2012 1:32 pm

    Sue, I love these shots 🙂 Tell Mark his packaging is great! Gotta get me some! xoxo j


  2. October 2, 2012 9:26 pm

    Thanks Jane! Ya, I like the label and packaging too – will let him know. When are you coming to Maui? Because I need to buy you a drink!


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