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Tiki Lovers Pineapple Rum (700ml)

$74. 99
$899.88 Dozen
ABV: 45%
A new rum label created by Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck, the founders of the highly successful brand ‘The Bitter Truth.’

This bottling has its roots in the past when Caribbean distillers would macerate fresh pineapple in high-proof sugar cane spirit, thereby adding an extra dimension of delicious fruitiness to the rum. Based on all natural pineapple extracts sourced from South America, the fruit is harvested at peak ripeness and the juice extracted by pressing. The unfermented juice is then stripped of some of its water content to create a complex pineapple extract. Making up the blend are aged & unaged Jamaican pot-still rums from Hampden Estate and Worthy Park, three year old Barbados rum from Foursquare Distillery and some young column-still rums from both Trinidad and Guyana. The blend is then infused with the pineapple extract and allowed to rest for several weeks giving the sugar cane flavours time to mingle with fruity layers of juicy pineapple, all while maintaining elements of the rum.

The upshot is that this is not your usual kind of flavoured rum. It’s bold, it’s funky with loads of Caribbean personality.

Tasting note: Glossy copper colour. Aromatically, an essence of pineapple pudding captured in a silky rum base. Taste wise, it's a little confected. But more husk than ripe pulp at the finish and the overall authenticity of flavour counters the sugary rush. Try it with ginger beer, in a Daiquiri or a Pineapple Sour. 45% Alc./Vol.