Episode 48 features Malibu Rum based coconut flavored liqueur. The bottle is 750mL at 21% ABV, or 42 proof and presented in its trademark white color with pair of palm trees against a setting sun.
Enjoy this episode with some Malibu in your favorite tropical cocktail!
Malibu's official website: https://www.maliburumdrinks.com/ (https://www.maliburumdrinks.com/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1978 - A Caribbean style rum based coconut flavored liqueur named Coco Rico is launched in South Africa by Gilbey's
1979 - Coco Rico is renamed Malibu, and it's promoted in the UK and beyond
2002 - Diageo, then owner of Malibu, sells it to Allied Domecq after acquiring Captian Morgan following the sell off of Seagrams
2005 - Pernod Ricard buys Allied Domecq, getting Malibu in the process
2019 - Malibu sells 3.8 million 9 liter equivalent cases worldwide
Malibu provides a great coconut flavor to many tropical cocktails, here's one it's heavily associated with:
Malibu Pina Colada:
1 part Malibu
1.5 parts Pineapple Juice
0.5 part Coconut Cream
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake well, pour and enjoy!
Much of the content for this episode came from the interview given by James Espey, listed below.
https://internationalopulence.com/malibu-rum/ (James Espey Interview on Malibu's Origin)
https://south-africa-songs-and-language.blogspot.com/2017/08/sabre-wulf-coco-rico.html (Coco Rico Bottle Photo)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/obituaries/tom-jago-dead.html (New York Times Obituary on Tom Jago)
https://scotchwhisky.com/whiskypedia/5989/w-a-gilbey/ (Scotchwhisky.com Article on Gilbey)
https://pernod-ricard.com/en/brands/our-brands/malibu/ (Pernod Ricard Page on Malibu)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malibu_(rum) (Wikipedia Article on Malibu)
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