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Rum/Rum Liqueurs

Haus Alpenz’s suite of sugarcane distillates (Scarlet Ibis, Smith & Cross, and Batavia-Arrack van Oosten) represents a unique approach to the world of rum. All of these spirits represent the most flavorful distillates we can find from traditional rum-producing countries (Trinidad, Jamaica and Indonesia, respectively). They are all bottled at modest age (if aged at all) and elevated proof, are unchillfiltered, and have no added sugar. These principles lead to rums that are both expressive and versatile. Additionally, rum is the basis of exotically flavored liqueurs, such as allspice dram, falernum and Swedish punsch, that are essential to tropical and tiki drinks as well as a variety of classic cocktails.

    The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum

    The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum

    West IndiesTrinidad

    49.0% Alc/Vol

    Scarlet Ibis is a blend of three to five year aged Trinidad rums, with classic flavors of toffee, tobacco, and dark honey on a firm, dry backbone. This is old school rum, without the now-common infuence of other wines and spirits, chill filtration, excess dilution, or added sugar. Scarlet Ibis shines in a Corn n’ Oil, Palmetto, and Mai Tai, as well as in simple sour drinks and the rum Manhattan. This project, named for the national bird of Trinidad, was originally commissioned and blend-selected by Death & Co in New York. Full details

    The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum
    The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum
    Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum

    Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum

    England (Jamaica)

    57.0% Alc/Vol

    Smith & Cross Jamaica Rum contains only Wedderburn and Plummer pot still distillates, famous for their notes of caramelized banana, exotic fruits and spice and earthy finish. This is old school rum, without the now-common infuence of other wines and spirits, chill filtration, excess dilution, or added sugar. The complexity and flavor depth of this Navy Strength (57%) rum makes it a cornerstone of classic rum drinks, and the best Jamaican rum for providing the richness that punches and Tiki drinks require. The mark of Smith & Cross traces its lineage to 1788 as one of England’s most prominent handlers of Jamaica Rum. Full details

    Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum
    Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum
    Batavia Arrack van Oosten

    Batavia Arrack van Oosten

    Java

    50.0% Alc/Vol

    From the late 17th to 19th century, in an age when “Punch” was a celebration of all things then exotic – citrus, sugar, and spice, no Punch was without a true Batavia Arrack. Made from fresh sugar cane juice and fermented red rice, and bottled at elevated proof without aging, Batavia Arrack van Oosten combines smoky fruitiness with a vegetal funk that soaks up tea, lemon, and sugar in the punch bowl. Beyond these uses, Batavia Arrack is also today found in boutique European chocolates and cocktails at Bali resorts and bars across the USA. Full details

    Batavia Arrack van Oosten
    Batavia Arrack van Oosten
    Kronan Swedish Punsch

    Kronan Swedish Punsch

    Sweden (Java, Jamaica, Guyana)

    26.0% Alc/Vol

    Swedish Punsch is a liqueur of two histories—a national drink in Sweden, and a component of more than fifty classic cocktails. Made with rums from the West Indies (Demerara and Jamaica) and East Indies (Batavia Arrack) and numerous spice and bitter flavors, Kronan has exceptional depth and complexity, particularly with a bit of citrus added. Use in the Doctor Cocktail, Diki-Diki, and Mabel Berra cocktails. With ice and a squeeze of lime, Kronan is an ideal and easy afternoon drink, after dinner, or with cigars. Full details

    Kronan Swedish Punsch
    Kronan Swedish Punsch
    St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

    St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

    AustriaOberosterreich (Jamaica)

    22.5% Alc/Vol

    Allspice is a critical element of tropical drinks and cuisine. The berry, called “pimento” in Jamaica, gets its modern name from its flavors of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram is a traditional preparation made with smoky Jamaican pot-still rum. Famous with bourbon in the Lion’s Tail. Use Allspice Dram in rum punches, as the base note of numerous tropical drinks, in mulled wine or the seasoning for sangria. Great with grapefruit or pineapple juice drinks and in coffee. Full details

    St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
    St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
    John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum

    John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum

    West IndiesBarbados

    11.0% Alc/Vol

    Falernum is idigenous to Barbados, where Velvet Falernum is a longtime staple item of its many resorts and bars. The sweetness, spice and almond character of this rum-based liqueur provides weight and texture to classic rum and wine punches. Today, Falernum is a staple for tropical drinks such as swizzles, Zombies, and other Tiki drinks. Try the island favorite with 2 parts aged rum, 3 dashes Angostura and a squeeze of lime. Add to wine and orange juice for a quick, delicious Sangria. John D Taylor’s Velvet Falernum is considered by many as the original Falernum, and is today produced by famed rum distiller R.L. Seale Ltd. Full details

    John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum
    John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum
    The Black Tot Last Consignment British Royal Naval Rum

    The Black Tot Last Consignment British Royal Naval Rum

    England (Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana)

    54.3% Alc/Vol

    A piece of liquid history, the Black Tot is the last consignment of the original British Royal Naval Rum, a daily tradition on the high seas that ended on July 31st of 1970—a day known since as Black Tot Day. This is true London Dock rum, embodying styles of pot-still rum avours unseen in almost half a century. The blending of ages of pot-still rum and its slow oxidation in neutral containers for the last 40 years creates a powerful, unctuous, layered rum. Very limited stocks available. Full details

    The Black Tot Last Consignment British Royal Naval Rum
    The Black Tot Last Consignment British Royal Naval Rum