Takamaka hosts its first bar takeover
Seychelles-based rum brand Takamaka has welcomed the team from Dubai cocktail bar Ergo for a month-long residency at its distillery.
Led by co-owner Jimmy Barrat, the Ergo team took over Takamaka’s on-site bar, The Rum Shack, at the start of August.
Ergo is serving a menu of exclusive cocktails that highlight the ‘punchy flavours and aromatic elements’ of Takamaka’s range.
“The opportunity to deliver a drink experience at both this heritage site but also one that really focused on local fresh ingredients and a single spirit was one that we couldn’t pass up,” said Barrat.
“We will be rotating the team through the month, creating daily cocktails but also actively engaging with the local bar scene.”
The Rum Shack is located in the garden of Takamaka’s Trois Frères Distillery and visitor centre at La Plaine St André in Mahé.
Running until 31 August, the Ergo residency is Takamaka’s first in a series of takeovers hosting some of the world’s best bar teams.
Inspired by ‘neo-futuristic, nostalgic urbanity and culture-defining echoes of the 80s underground scene’, Ergo is located in the mezzanine of The Dubai Edition hotel.
The cocktail bar and restaurant was nominated for top 10 Best New International Bar in Tales of the Cocktail’s 2023 Spirited Awards.
Takamaka was founded by brothers, Bernard and Richard d’Offay, in 2002.
We named the Seychelles-based site as one of the top 10 distilleries worth spending the Air Miles on.
In January this year, Takamaka launched in Taiwan via distributor Bring the Rocks.
The brand also expanded its global travel retail offering with a new outlet in Seychelles International Airport.