Plantation Rum O.F.T.D.


At long last, Plantation O.F.T.D. is finally and officially coming to Chicago. You’ll soon be able to find it behind your favorite bars and on the shelves of your favorite stores — but before then, join two of the seven O.F.T.D. collaborators at Lost Lake for an official launch party on Wednesday, November 2!

Paul McGee and the Lost Lake team are thrilled to welcome a very, very special guest: the Indiana Jones of tiki himself, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, of New Orlean’s Latitude 29. Jeff is the man to thank if you’ve ever had a well-balanced, traditional tiki cocktail (accompanied by a historically accurate anecdote) at a fancy cocktail bar.

Paul and Jeff were two of the seven spirits professionals that collaborated on the creation of Plantation’s new overproof multi-island rum, O.F.T.D. Along with David Wondrich (Esquire columnist and author of Imbibe), Martin Cate (Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco), Scotty Schuder (Dirty Dick, Paris), Paul McFadyen (Trailer Happiness, London), and Plantation’s founder and master-blender Alexandre Gabriel, Paul and Jeff contributed to the creation of the smoky, baking spice-forward blend of rums from Jamaica, Guyana, and Barbados with a powerful proof (138!) that plays perfectly in traditional tiki recipes.

On Wednesday, November 2nd (4-8pm), Lost Lake will officially launch Plantation O.F.T.D. into the Chicago market with a menu of O.F.T.D. cocktails, limited edition t-shirts and buttons, and the opportunity to purchase bottles of O.F.T.D. signed by Paul and Jeff.

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