There's a launch party at The Missing Burro this week. 

Bangkok's bar scene is about to welcome a new high-octane rum, and there's a party to celebrate. 

Boutique alcohol importer Bootleggers will introduce Plantation's OFTD (Old Fashioned Traditional Dark) "overproof" rum, which packs a hefty 69% ABV, with a party at Thonglor Soi 7's happening Mexican restaurant The Missing Burro on Thursday (Mar 30).

Mixing drinks on the night will be Michaela Piccolo, brand ambassador for Maison Ferrand (producer of Plantation Rum, Citadelle Gin), and there will be a promotion of buy-2-get-1-free on drinks using OFTD. 

Plantation OFTD is a collaboration between six rum enthusiasts from top bars around the world—Jeff Berry from Latitude 29, Martin Cate from Smuggler's Cove, Paul McFadyen from Trailer Happiness, Paul McGee from Lost Lake, Scotty Schuder from Dirty Dick and a cocktail historian Dave Wondrich—and Plantation's master blender, Alexandre Gabriel.

It's a mix of rums from Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica in the overproof dark style and replaces Plantation’s Trinidad-sourced Original Dark Overproof Rum.

The rum won't actually be available in Bangkok stores here until late May, when we're told it will retail for "definitely under B2,000."

Bootleggers is also known for importing cult brands like Citadelle, Rinomato, Ford's Gin and Stillhouse.

The Missing Burro, 145 Thonglor Soi 7, 090-913-2131