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FTW: TY KU Illuminating Liqueur

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TY KU Premium Liqueur

What the world really needs is a fine beverage institute (Mutineer Academy, anyone?) where people can go and research ways to revolutionize the fine beverage industry. Case and point: Kirk Spahn + Trenton Ulicny, two American entrepreneurs that transformed a grad school project into a revolutionary fine beverage brand worth millions. But, it didn’t happen overnight.

“It took TY KU years of dedicated exploration to source the purest waters, exotic superfruits and finest teas. These exceptional ingredients are masterfully combined to create a refreshing citrus taste that proved to be well worth the efforts.” — TY KU website.

The first product they launched was TY KU Premium, a unique blend of premium Asian sake and soju with soft citrus, fresh melon, teas, and botanicals — packaged in the world’s only illuminating bottle. Yep, that’s right. The bottle actually glows. FTW!

The company’s story was recently featured on “Driven” — the new Forbes online video series that “explores the intersection of youth, power, fame and wealth.” The video (below) is further proof that, with passion, perseverance and relentless hard work, anything is possible — something that we here at Mutineer understand immensely.

About TY KU
TY KU is a Premium Asian Wine & Spirits Company whose portfolio is based on the premise that ingredients matter, striving to create a wiser way to drink for consumers who care about what they put in their bodies. Combining premium all natural ingredients, age-old distillation/brewing techniques, tailored modern flavor profiles and award winning packaging, TY KU blends Eastern tradition and Western ingenuity, embracing the company’s Mantra of “Respect Tradition, Embrace Tomorrow.”

Find TY KU on Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Michael Burbank | Friday, August 27, 2010

    I need this at my home bar to impress the ladies!

  2. Natalie Morgan | Friday, August 27, 2010

    I want some!!! Where can I get it?

  3. william bennett | Friday, August 27, 2010

    Super rad! But does it taste good?

  4. the hoparazzi | Friday, August 27, 2010

    I saw this once at a bar in LA. Looked pretty cool. The bartender mixed it for this chick that was standing near me. I stuck to whiskey that night, but it did look interesting.

    Cool story, though. Next time I see it, I will have to try it.

  5. Angie Roberts | Friday, August 27, 2010

    Low calorie, gluten free and it glows in the dark? Sounds like my kind of drink! Has anyone tasted it? Is it actually good?

  6. ashley v routson | Friday, August 27, 2010

    This liqueur is definitely on my radar. I have got to get my hands on some.


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  8. Lisa Gellar | Monday, August 30, 2010

    This is my favorite drink, can’t get enough of it!!

  9. Cameron F | Monday, August 30, 2010

    This is the coolest bottle ever!! I saw it in Vegas and everyone’s attention was on it! Next time I go i’m for sure gonna get a table with some TY KU bottles…. people will think i’m a celebrity haha

  10. Jeff Howl | Monday, August 30, 2010

    For those of you asking about the taste…. it’s actually reaaally good!! It mixes with just about anything or you can even drink it chilled on the rocks. I was skeptical at first because I thought they were just trying to sell on the bottle alone but try it, you won’t be dissapointed

  11. Ashley Routson | Monday, August 30, 2010

    Jeff — Thanks for the clarification! The ingredients sound tasty, so I can’t imagine that it wouldn’t be. Cannot wait to track it down!

  12. Chelsea Badara | Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    i didn’t know where to get this at first – and then i went on TY KU’s website (trytyku.com) and found everywhere around me that supplied it..amazing!

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