Nestled in the heart of Phnom Penh, we are Samai – Cambodia’s first and only premium rum distillery. We create hand-crafted, premium rums using high-quality, locally grown ingredients and a process that pays tribute to age-old rum making traditions.
Samai rums are complex and full of character, displaying a flavour profile that reflects the uniqueness of the Cambodian terroir. It is rum that Cambodians can take pride in; rum that we cannot wait to share with the world.
Samai is the Khmer word for modern, a new generation, looking towards the future. Samai is the first generation of rum in Cambodia.
For more information, visit: https://samaidistillery.com/
Behind the booth:
Origin Bar’s Head Bartender, Adam Bursik, knew he wanted to be working at a bar from the age of 12, when he received a bartending kit for Christmas.
Growing up in Slovakia, the seeds of exploration and travel were planted as a child, and Bursik knew he wanted to venture beyond Slovakian shores to experience and taste the flavours the world had to offer. He was also inspired by his father, who managed a hotel bar and worked on a cruise ship.
After running well-known bars in Slovakia, as head bartender and bar manager where he made his name creating unconventional drinks, Bursik arrived in Singapore a little over 3 years ago, and managed one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, Nutmeg & Clove, as well as The Library, prior to launching Origin Bar at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
To create Origin Bar’s cocktail menu, Bursik took a deep dive to immerse in local produce, enjoying the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables in Singapore’s tropical climate. From a European diet of starch and cheese, taking the plunge into this broad repertoire of tasting notes was a treat for Bursik.
At Origin Bar, Bursik and his team have captured their Singapore stories in a glass to share with voyagers from near and far.