Product of: United Kingdom
We chat a lot with our mate Bob (of Bitters fame) and we got talking about what a great falernum should taste like. Weeks passed (as we sampled numerous brands) before we decided to make our own so we could enjoy falernum just like we want it to be - flavoursome, assertive but not overly spiced.
Then we turned to Dan who designed a suitably 'tropical' label.
Rum-based, our falernum has the traditional lime oils and warm spices such as clove but with two additional 'secret' botanical extracts that we think make it rather special.
Difford's Falernum clocks a moderate 18% on Bob's trusty alcohol meter and he nailed the target 40 Brix sweetness.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 13/06/2022
Clear, pale amber.
Inviting warm spices led by clove with nutmeg, nutty vanilla, and zesty lime.
Silky, lightly syrupy mouthfeel and vanilla creaminess mellow clove spice, cleansing zesty lime, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
Long, complex herbal spice finish with delicate fruitiness and lingering clove. Leaves the mouth salivating for more!
Rich yet balanced, assertively spiced but not so clove and other muscular flavours dominate in a cocktail. We think we've done rather well!
Difford's Guide Certification
Bottle Size: 200 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper