By The Dutch Batavia Indonesian Arrack

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 48%

Proof: 96°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Netherlands Netherlands


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


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


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


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


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


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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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