At Lightbox we have long known about the unique, amazing rum our hero Bridget Firtle is distilling in Brooklyn NYC.
BBC its seems are discovering what we have seen – that the trend setting bars of Paris , NYC & London leading a rum revolution.
We are big fans of Ian Burrell too who is featured in the article
Of Owney’s they say
In New York, Bridget C Firtle abandoned her job as a financial analyst to set up as a distiller in Brooklyn. Her Owney’s NYC is a premium white rum made from very sweet high-grade organic molasses from Florida and Louisiana, in a copper pot-column hybrid still.
Since going solo in 2012, Firtle now has 13 staff and has opened a bar within the distillery. “We were a little bit nervous about opening the bar because the only spirit we serve is our own rum. But people like to come here and learn about the process, to get geeky, taste our rum and then learn how to make cocktails,” Firtle said.
“In line with the farm-to-table movement, there’s a demographic who value transparency and are interested in products with an authentic story to tell.”
Read the full article here – and why don’t you do it while enjoying a delicious Owneys Rum at one of the following bars !!!
East London Liquor Company, Bodeans BBQ - Soho, Bodeans BBQ - Balham, Bodeans BBQ - Tower Hill, THIRST Bar, Soho, The Draft House - Clapham, House of Tippler, Jack’s Bar, The Sun Tavern, Bethnal Green , The Porterhouse, Covent Garden , The Flying Pig, Merchant House, Big Easy - Covent Garden, Galvin at, Windows, Bodeans BBQ - Old Street, Coq d’Argent, Callooh Callay, London Cellar, The Porterhouse, Honky Tonk, The Brown Cow, The Cross Keys, Hush