By The Dutch Batavia Indonesian Arrack

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 8710631003081
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper
Commodity Code: 22089011

Barcode UPC: 8710631203085
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper
Commodity Code: 22089011
COLA id: 16067001000445

Raw Materials

Sugar cane Molasses

Allergens and Additives

Contains Caramel colour E150

Wood maturation

Type of wood used for main maturation: Other Oak Combination
Type of vessel used for main maturation: Barrique (Bordeaux Type) 225 Ltrs
Type of wood used for additional maturation 'finishing': Other Oak Combination

More about By The Dutch Batavia Arrack

Produced by: E&A Scheer
Owned by: By The Dutch
UK distribution by: Astrum Wine Cellars
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alc./vol: 48%

Proof: 96°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Netherlands Netherlands

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Sugarcane molasses with a small amount of local red rice is fermented in wooden vats and double distilled on the island of Java, Indonesia using old fashioned pot stills. It is then aged for a short period on the island before being shipped to the Netherlands where is undergoes a second period of...
...aging in large casks for up to eight years. Various ages of arrack are then blended and bottled.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 02/05/2016

Appearance:

(sample batch 001, bottle No. 001) Clear but not bright, golden amber.

Aroma:

Fruity esters – apple, overripe pear, overripe banana – cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, new leather, old oak, clove and anise.

Taste:

Dry spicy oak partially balanced by the merest hint of sweetness. Spicy, fruity esters explode on the palate, somewhat smoothed by linseed oil.

Aftertaste:

Linseed oil rubbed leather, dry oak and lingering clove, nutmeg and cinnamon spice with fruity esters.

Overall:

Forget refinement, bring on the flavour explosion. Proper Batavia Arrack is powerful stuff and this characterful example has assertive fruit esters and spice.

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