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The West Indies, most notably Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados, formed the centerpiece of rum supply for much of the rest of the world. Merchants across Europe purchased these rums, holding them in more temperate climates to reduce evaporation and blending them into diverse styles for a thirsty public. Smith & Cross and Scarlet Ibis are two examples of these specialized blends. Traders with special warrants were even able to sell rum to the British Royal Family and Royal Navy. When the Royal Navy ended the rum ration and its stocks were dumped and blended, the layering of influences from all three countries produced an exquisite and complex rum. Haus Alpenz and Speciality Drinks bring you the Last Consignment of that rum today as The Black Tot. Spirits up!

    The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum bottle

    The Scarlet Ibis Trinidad Rum

    West IndiesTrinidad 49.0% ABV

    49.0% ABV

    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 influence of other wines and spirits, chill filtration, excess dilution, or added sugar. Scarlet Ibis shines in a Corn 'n' Oil, Palmetto (Rum Manhattan), and Mai Tai, as well as in simple sour drinks. 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 label
    Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum bottle

    Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum

    England (Jamaica) 57.0% ABV

    57.0% ABV

    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 influence 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 label
    KRONAN Swedish Punsch bottle

    KRONAN Swedish Punsch

    Sweden (Java, Jamaica, Guyana) 26.0% ABV

    26.0% ABV

    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 label
    St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram bottle

    St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

    AustriaOberosterreich (Jamaica) 22.5% ABV

    22.5% ABV

    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 label
    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