Brigadier Kapil Mohan, the man who created the iconic brand of dark rum, Old Monk, passed away on January 6 at the age of 88. Mohan, an entrepreneur who served as chairman and managing director of Mohan Meakin, was awarded the Padma Shri — the fourth highest Indian civilian award — in 2010 by the Government of India under the trade and industry category. Old Monk lovers drink nothing but Old Monk and it is India’s favorite drink. Old monk lovers do not care about expensive single malts or crazy wines – they just want the monk. No wonder, the brand has never needed to advertise.
With the massive popularity of Old Monk Rum, there are loads of videos to be found around it. Here are ten interesting videos we found about Old Monk Rum on YouTube, that you’ll enjoy watching.
BEING INDIAN: TO THAT OLD MONK FRIEND
This video by Being Indian is set to take you on an emotional rollercoaster as it urges you to call that Old Monk friend of yours – there’s no better tribute to the founder than that. The video shows two old friends reminiscing about old memories related to the times they drank Old Monk together. As it turns out, the guy calling has not been in touch with the Old Monk friend for two years due to some misunderstandings. Now that he has called, he wants to relive the old times together.
MONK (A TRIBUTE TO THE LEGEND, OLD MONK) – A SHORT FILM
A bunch of enthusiastic filmmakers and monk drinkers, have made a film on the theme of Friendship and Old Monk. The film acknowledges the spirit of Old Monk and how it has weaved many long-lasting friendships. From breakups, annoying relatives to irritating acquaintances, Old Monk has saved everyone so many times. The film stars ace actors Sanjay Mishra and Jeetu Shastri and is 11 minutes long.
SCOOPWHOOP: OLD MONK IS THE BEST
This tribute to Old Monk by ScoopWhoop focuses on what happiness is and how it can be attained. The video showcases various instances when Old monk has come to the rescue and has become a key to happiness. The narration of the video is in the form of a poetry which highlights the role of Old Monk in all the ups and downs of our life.
THE UNGLIS: A BOLLYWOOD TRIBUTE TO OLD MONK!
The Unglis have innovated with the Old Monk tribute by mashing it up with Bollywood songs. They have picturized the video in the form of a mashup of various famous Bollywood songs which has lyrics related to Old Monk. The lyrics are quirky and worth a listen.
INDIATIMES – THE TEETOTALLER BEHIND OLD MONK | THE STORY OF KAPIL MOHAN & OLD MONK
If you want to know the full story of Kapil Mohan and Old Monk, then do watch this video. The video is simple and showcases how Old Monk gained popularity over the years.
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BUZZFEED: AMERICANS TRY OLD MONK FOR THE FIRST TIME
Buzzfeed has a series of videos where they make Americans try out new things from different cultures which they have never tried. In this video, they try Asian liquor. The first liquor showcased in the video is Old Monk Rum. The Americans try it and react in a peculiar way where they say that it is a bit stronger than expected and is like eating Indian food but in liquor form. Overall, the reactions were positive and they liked Old Monk.
GOBBLE | OLD MONK SOAKED GULAAB JAMUN
Gobble makes short videos of yummy recipes. This video shows how to make gulaab jamuns and how to have it with Old Monk Rum. Old Monk soaked Gulaab Jamuns is something which you’d like to try next time you party. Get drunk on dessert!
BUZZFEED INDIA: FLAMING OLD MONK PIZZA
In this video, Buzzfeed India shows how Old Monk can be had with your favorite food item Pizza. It shows the restaurant ‘Pizza By The Bay’ based in Mumbai which makes Flambe Pizza with Alcohol. A shot of Old Monk is poured into the pizza and they flambe it right in front of you and later when you have it, you can actually taste the rum in the pizza. This is by far the yummiest video of Old Monk Rum on YouTube.