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Episode 93: Rockland Old Arrack Extra Strong
Episode 9311th March 2022 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 93 features Rockland Old Arrack Extra Strong from Sri Lanka. The small bottle came to me as a gift from a friend in his luggage following a trip to Sri Lanka. Bottled in 180ml at 34% ABV, or 68 proof and it retails for about $2 at this size.

If you can find Arrack, enjoy some while listening to this episode!

Old Arrack Extra Strong's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1924 - The Rockland Distillery is founded
  • 2022 - I get a small bootle of Old Arrack Extra Strong to try!

Key Cocktails:

I suggest it be enjoyed it neat, but Rockland suggests on their website the following signature serve:


  • 50 ml Extra Strong Old Arrack
  • 100 ml king coconut water
  • 15 ml lime juice
  • 20 ml sugar syrup coconut flack

Add all the ingredients in the Shaker, shake well and strain into a tall glass.


Wikipedia Article on Arrack

Wikipedia Article on Sri Lanka

What is Arrack?

BBC Article on how Arrack is Going Up Market

Tody Tapping Video In English

YouTube on Rockland's Ceylon Arrack is Made

YouTube on Rockland's Ceylon Arrack Brand

YouTube on Old Arrack - in Sinhala <- A MUST WATCH

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