Trader Tiki is now B.G. Reynolds!
Hi Folks, long time no chat.
Well, that’s because I’ve been busy. How busy? New parent and small business owner with a dayjob busy. I still manage to get in my leisure time, usually at the bottom of a rocks glass.
About a year ago, I was approached by the owners of another company of similar name, and asked cordially to stop calling myself a Trader and go off and do something else. I fought tooth and nail, but they weren’t having it. So, in respect to the original “Trader”, and with the advice of a few good friends, I am moving forward with the name change from Trader Tiki’s Exotic Syrups to B.G. Reynolds’ Exotic Syrups.
What else is changing about the product? nada, zip, squat, zilch. You’ll still recognize the label on the shelf, the wonderful Dr. Bamboo illustration on the front, and all the damned good stuff that’s inside. The biggest difference you’ll see is the name, and my big ol’ smiling mug on the front.
I’m also going to be expanding the webstore beyond just my wonderful syrups. The whole concept behind the syrups was to make great stuff available to everyone, bartenders and home mixologists alike. So, now that people know where to get the best in syrups, I still get asked where to get glassware, straws, party gear, mixing equipment, and so on. Well, give me a few months and you’ll be able to get the right here at OkoleMaluna.com.
I want to give huge mahalo to all of my friends who have worked so hard on helping me get this project to where I am now. In early 2009, I got the inspiration to start this little business taking my homemade syrups to a larger audience, and now, the syrups are being used by bars around the country and across the globe (Amsterdam and Greece are the latest sightings). I also must thank you, my readers that became my patrons, and my patrons that became my regulars. Thank you for believing in what I do, and being the best sales and advertising team money can’t buy.
Okole Maluna, and bottoms up!
- Blair Garrett Reynolds