About the Rum
When Sammy opened the first Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill in the Maui airport, and then debuted the Las Vegas location shortly afterwards, he knew they would be a tremendous success. There are now 5 locations with several more in the works. The theme of these restaurants is high-quality beach food and uninhibited fun, which immediately gave Sammy the idea to complement that vibe with a premium quality silver rum. Since Hagar owns a home and lives part of the year in Maui, HI - what better place to produce a world-class rum? The best sugar cane in the world comes from Hawaii - and the island is known for tropical drinks and the love of rum.
Sammy's luck was with him, as he happened to meet a local distiller making top quality vodka. After tasting the vodka for the better part of the afternoon, a friendship was developed. Sammy and the distiller would soon make a pact to produce the finest rum in the world using the pure cane sugar from Hawaii. The result was the finest sipping and drinking rum in the world, known as Sammy's Beach Bar Rum.
About Sammy (as if you didn't already know)
Sammy Hagar is the multi-platinum Red Rocker, the front man of hard rock legends Van Halen, respected member in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and currently embarked on his fourth platinum career with his supergroup, Chickenfoot.
Raised in Fontana, California, Hagar burst on the scene from San Francisco as the lead vocalist of Montrose. After a string of eight solo albums, culminating with the several platinum efforts and hundreds of sold out concert appearances across the country, Hagar joined Van Halen in 1985 and took the band to unprecedented heights, including four consecutive No. 1 albums before the band broke up in the mid nineties. He later returned to Van Halen to lead a triumphant 2004 reunion tour.
Aside from making his mark as a hit songwriter and lead vocalist, Hagar has played with a succession of genius guitar players; from Ronnie Montrose and Neal Schon to Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani from his current group, Chickenfoot, which also features former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
Hagar, who celebrates his birthday in epic fashion every year at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, MX, expanded his Cantina restaurants with locations in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe and a number of new restaurants called Sammy's Beach Bar and Grill, where proceeds raise money for local charities.
Having a continuing interest in but not owning the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand as of the start of 2011 Sammy is now venturing out to produce a world class rum from Hawaii, where he owns a home and lives for a part of each year.
Other non-music activities of Hagar's include his number one priority - being a great husband to wife Kari and father to his kids. He also is into vintage cars, wine, gourmet cooking, quality spirits, charities he has founded, excelling in his business ventures, and having good friends.