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On Barbados, as on many Caribbean islands, sugarcane cultivation led to the development of rum distillation and the compounding of rum-based liqueurs. The signature liqueur of Barbados is known the world over as a versatile sweetener for all kinds of drinks. "Falernum," a local slang term for "punch," denotes a rich concoction of the local rum, sugar, and island spices such as clove, ginger and lime. A little bitter almond brings all the flavors together. Haus Alpenz is proud to represent Barbados’s most famous Falernum.

    John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum bottle

    John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum

    West IndiesBarbados 11.0% ABV

    11.0% ABV

    Falernum is indigenous 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 label