If you're a true blooded Filipino, I bet you've tasted or even heard about Philippines' signature liquor called lambanog. Every now and then, in almost every celebration, our very own lambanog has been a house hold name. (And I heard that for towns where lambanog is the main produce, the drink is always the centerpiece!).
Philippine Craft Distillers, Inc., a licensed world-class distiller of liquor and spirits has ventured into crafting a fine spirit that pays homage to Philippine roots with the first extra premium lambanog in the market.
The extra premium lambanog is called Lakan – a title to nobility, given to a warrior ruler. It symbolizes the character and strength of this fine liquor.
Spirity but sweet to the nose, with a jammy fruit and vanilla taste to the palate, Lakan has a long and smooth finish; subtle yet austere and complex.
Inspired by the centuries-old distilling of coconut nectar into liquor practiced all throughout the islands, Philippine Distillers Inc. has perfected the traditional process into a sophisticated craft which has brought life to a spirit that is in a class of its own.
The craft begins with a meticulous process of harvesting coconut nectar which requires tens of coconut trees to produce one exceptional bottle of peerless and exquisite quality.
At the exact hour when fermentation is perfect for distillation a Master Artisan begins the multi stage handcrafting of coconut nectar into the distinctively smooth and silky flavors of Lakan.
Practically all human senses are used to scrutinize the product at every possible level to create this pure, clean and natural liquor.
Lakan is distilled from pure coconut nectar that ferments on its own without the need for additives resulting in a 90 proof work of art that is best taken neat. Additionally Lakan is a product registered with the FDA with a CPR.
CEO of Philippine Craft Distillers Inc., Anthony C. Manguiat states “We are excited to be launching a product that showcases that true Filipino spirits are world class. We have craft distilled a lambanog that is meant to be enjoyed by the discriminating global citizen.”
Lakan is ready to show that craft distilling lambanog to the highest standards can create a complex and exquisite flavor that is ready for the discerning tastes of the world.
Now, who among Filipinos won't be proud of this accomplishment? Kudos to Lakan Extra Premium Lambanog! :)