- Name: “By the Dutch”
- Product: Batavia Arrack
- Age: Up to 8 years aged in oak barrels
- Alc.: 48% ABV
- Size: 70cl and 75cl
- Region: Java Island
- Origin: Indonesia
- Production area: Blended and stored in Amsterdam
- Bottled in Schiedam
- Color: Golden/Amber
- HS / Custom Code: 2208 9019
- Category: Rum
100% Sugarcane molasses. Small amount of local red rice has been used in fermentation process.
HOW IT’S MADE –> hand crafted
Our “Batavia Arrack” is a distillate based on sugar-cane molasses, produced exclusively on the island of Java, Indonesia, dated back to the 17th century. It’s comprised of a very specific range of Pot still distillates. It’s the “Rum of Indonesia”. The fermentation process includes the addition of local (red) rice; it is this, which sets it apart from Rum, although the base material is still sugar-cane. Distillation of our Batavia Arrack is carried out using very traditional Pot stills, adopting ancient Chinese distillers’ methods. Our Master Blender created a excellent product, aged in oak barrels up to 8 years, resulting in fantastic rich and deep flavors, lingering on the palate.
- Fermentation of the wash from molasses (sugarcane by-product), water and added local red rice, in wooden vats up to ± 8% abv.
- The ready wash is distilled in very old fashioned Pot-stills up to ± 30% abv.
- Second distillation in another pot-still up to 60-65% abv.
- The Batavia Arrack has been stored and shipped to Amsterdam.
- The Batavia Arrack is laid down in large oak casks in Amsterdam.
- The Batavia Arrack is blended according to an unique and secret recipe by our master blender and brought back to an abv of 48% abv.