4 Things Every Old Monk Lover Must Do

Recently a friend of ours gifted us the 12 year matured Old Monk Gold Reserve Rum and boy did that make us nostalgic?

For those of you who are not familiar with this drink here are some facts courtesy Wikipedia:

Old Monk commonly known as 'OMR' is an iconic vatted Indian dark rum, launched in 19th December 1954.It is blended and aged for a minimum of 7 years. It is a dark rum with a distinct vanilla flavour, with an alcohol content of 40%.

It is sold in six size variants: 90 ml, 180 ml, 375 ml, 500ml, 750 ml, and 1 litre bottles. Old Monk had been awarded gold medals at Monde World Selections since 1982.

While the 7 years aged XXX rum grade is the most popular, there are Supreme & Gold  aged for 12 years and are blended with highly matured spirits. Supreme also comes in a special bottle, with the shape of a standing monk. The top part of the monk's head is the bottle cap, which also doubles up as a peg measure.

Having heard rumors on the much loved Old Monk set to hang its boots, we decided to walk down memory lane and talk on how OMR was always around growing up, in good times and bad times like a true friend.

Well it is heartening to know that the good old OMR will stay around but it is definitely time to rejoice our wonderful times with this iconic drink by starting all over again:)

Wicked Spoon Confessions lists 4 things every Old Monk lover must do:

1. Share your OMR stories at an Old Monk Party

For most of us Old Monk would probably be the first hard drink we had ever tasted. It was almost like a tradition passed down. We would hear stories from our seniors on how nothing tasted better than Old Monk and Thumbs up with some ice on a rainy day or how they managed to rip some quantity off their dads bottle without him knowing and of course we passed down similar story to our juniors. So it’s time gather all the loyalists and share your OMR stories. 

2. Collect the bottles

What makes OMR iconic is the distinct vanilla flavour and the distinctive bottle - Fat and short and also the much loved Monk Shaped Variant. So this time around go ahead and collect these bottles. Who knows how priceless they may become in the future.

3. Invent an OMR cocktail

They say one of the reasons for the decline in sales is due to OMR not being a favorite amongst mixologists. Well time to prove them wrong up by coming up with some cool cocktail recipes with OMR and maybe your claim to glory. 

4. Spread the word AGAIN

For 60 sixty years OMR has never advertised and its popularity is credited to its word of mouth. Let’s get the brand back to where it rightfully belongs - The top.

After all OMR is almost synonymous with democracy - a drink of the people, for the people and by the people. Something we Indians pride on. Have a blast everyone.

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  1. Ha ha ha.. Nice one dear :)


  2. wow haha that was quite interesting,.... I should try them as I am a big old monk lover as well

    Hope to be in touch
    Blaber Blogger

  3. I am a teetotaller, but a few of my friends can make really good use of this post! :)

  4. Nice...any idea where can i get the monk shaped bottle and how much is it for?

  5. Good idea... I shall think about these... Thanks for sharing (y)

  6. Lovely, informative piece, good idea to begin monk nights with monk lovers

  7. Thank you everyone. Hope you have wonderful Old Monk Parties and share your pics on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wickedspoonconfessions

    @sachin - the monk shaped bottle costs INR 478 for 750ml

  8. Out of these i did second thing i.e collect the bottles of Old Monk Rum I like more old monk rum bottles than drink :)

    1. Hey Shweta, do share a pic of your OMR bottle collection on our FB page http://facebook.com/wickedspoonconfessions

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  10. Nice...any idea where can i get the monk shaped bottle and how much is it for?

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