Episode 93

Published on:

11th Mar 2022

Episode 93: Rockland Old Arrack Extra Strong

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: https://www.rockland.lk/

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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Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
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This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

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I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.