Hanschell’s Old Time Recipe Falernum

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 11%

Proof: 22°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Barbados Barbados

Hanschell & Co. was founded in 1884 by Valdemar Hanschell, a sea captain from St. Thomas, in what was then the Danish Virgin Islands. Established as a chandlery business supplying ships with ropes, sails and provisions, by the early 20th century he had also diversified into the local liquor market.

Hanschell launched Cockspur rum, named after the island's traditional sign of the rooster. Hanschell & Company is now owned by Goddard Enterprises who also own the West Indies Rum Distillery where Cockspur and Hanschell's Falernum is made.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 01/10/2011


Clear with a slight green/yellow colour.


Almond, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (relatively subtle compared to other Falernums) with freshly baked hot cross buns.


Syrupy with lime zest and the spices found on the nose.


Strong lime cordial and lime zest dominate the finish which has a white wine-like acidity.

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