Ceylon Arrack is a 100% natural spirit, distilled from the sap of the Coconut Flower and aged in Halmilla Wood. Even today Toddy Tappers can be seen hand collecting toddy from atop tall coconut trees, along the coastline of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon).
It is the only spirit in the world, which is naturally fermented. The sap starts to ferment naturally as soon as it is collected (or tapped) from the tree and needs to be distilled within 24 hours. Approximately four to six coconut trees need to be tapped to bring you a single bottle of 700ml Ceylon Arrack.
Rockland Distillery was established in 1924 and is a family owned company, where attention to the distillation process, aging and blending is still overlooked by the family members.
There is an art to distilling and over the years Rockland have become recognised as master distillers of Arrack. This spirit can only be found in Sri Lanka and should we close this distillery one day (to go windsurfing or to play the sax more often) this brand/spirit which is one of the last of its kind, would be lost to the world forever, but don’t worry we plan to be around.
To explore Ceylon Arrack is to travel back in time to find one of the oldest spirits in the world. It is meant for adventurers who like fine and beautiful things in this world and then find a place for it in a perfect cocktail.