Batavia Arrack van Oosten
Batavia Arrack van Oosten // Multiple Countries
Batavia Arrack dates back to the early 17th century when Dutch colonialists and traders found it and used it to ease and augment the spice trade that brought them East. With their enthusiasm, it became vital in Amsterdam, London, and New York. Batavia Arrack is pot-distilled from molasses (98%) that has been fermented with Red Javanese Rice (2%) on the Island of Java, Indonesia. The fermentation with rice which explains some of the surprising flavors found therein.
Other SugarcaneFor any other sugarcane spirits such as Charanda or aguardiente. If not made from sugarcane, will list in the description if made with honey, maple syrup, sugar beets, etc.
"The nose shows floral tones, saw-dust, herbaceous bay-laurel and dried basil. On the palate it is vibrant and round, filled with flavors moving so quick it is difficult to pick them; there is bread dough, and then basil and Kaffir, and finally roasted saffron and rangpur leaf. It has a clean ending that is complex and layered."
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