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A funky cocktail and punch ingredient from the past that's def back.
Do you know how history likes to do that thing where it repeats itself? It’s doing it now with Batavia Arrack, a funky Spirit that was super popular from the 17th to 19th century before its production practically stopped. Made from molasses and rice, it originally comes from the island of Java. One of the oldest known Spirits that we know - older even than Rum! - it was named after Java’s 17th-century, Dutch-colonized capital and it used to be the essential ingredient of every Punch. In 2007, the importer Haus Alpenz brought Batavia arrack back to the U.S. together with Punch expert and cocktail historian Dave Wondrich. Ever since then, this funky juice has been making its way back into cocktails and bar manuals.
Batavia Arrack van Oosten is made from sugar cane and fermented red rice. It’s unaged and brings smoky and fruity flavors that mingle with a vegetal funkiness. It’s perfect in a Punch as it soaks up all the tea, lemon, and sugar in the bowl. Add depth to your cocktails or pair Batavia Arrack with fortified Wines.
Appearance / Color
Light and clear orange
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Unique and enticing.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smoky and fruity flavors that mingle with a vegetal funkiness.
Herbal and complex.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Batavia Arrack van Oosten Liqueur and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.