- The spirit that made "Punch" famous in the late 17th-19th century
- Made from sugar cane and fermented red rice
- Combines smoky fruitiness with a vegetal funk
- Use in a classic punch with tea, lemon and sugar
- Find recipes and more history in David Wondrich's "Punch"
- Adds depth to cocktails; pair with sweeter fortified wines
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 sugar cane 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.
“Punch,” the book by David Wondrich about all things served from a bowl, tells the story of Batavia Arrack in London and gives several recipes for its use in classic punches. More generally, Batavia Arrack adds depth to anything it touches, whether in small amounts in combination with sweeter fortified wines (such as Byrrh or oloroso sherry), or as the base of a long drink with ginger beer or tonic. Try Batavia Arrack, tonic and a touch of Génépy for an exotic, herbal refresher.
About 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. Full details
Recipes See all 15 recipes for this product 15 recipes available at https://alpenz.com/productrecipes-batavia.html
Shake with ice:
Combine in a warm mug:
Build in a collins glass filled with ice:
Swizzle in a collins glass half-filled with ice:
Combine in a punch bowl:
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|HZ 8000||NV||Indonesia||ID||Cane Spirit||50.0%||750/12||screwcap||9024153100432||9024153100402||15.60 kg|