Tiki Lovers Dark Rum 700ml
Country of origin: Germany Alcohol content: 57% ABV
Tiki Lovers Dark Rum is bottled at a hefty English proof. At 57% Vol. it is the perfect marriage between unaged Jamaican pot-still rum from the famous Hampden Estate—Jamaica’s only distillery fully dedicated to heavy pot-still rums—and rum from Barbados, aged between 2 and 3 years, distilled at Foursquare distillery.
Both Rums come from Caribbean islands where Rum has been distilled for centuries, dating back to the 1700s. The barrels of the chosen Barbados Rum age on tropical shores, exposed to the sea breeze, warm climate and are high on evaporation rate, leading to a more complex and balanced spirit.
The final touch is a small blend of fresh column-still rums from both Trinidad and Guyana for ultimate complexity, rounded-off with 3-5 years-old Trinidadian Rum.
Tiki Lovers Dark Rum was created in 2011 and is a complex, rich and masculine rum with hints of vanilla, dark fruit, molasses, and spice, evoking the flavor of the Caribbean Islands and its beloved rums that make drinks shine.
Tiki Lovers Dark Rum is fantastic on its own but shines bright in cocktails like the Mai Tai, Rum Punches, Fog Cutter, and Zombie.
About Tiki Lovers:
Tiki Lovers is the rum brand created by Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck. Stephan and Alexander are also the founders of the highly successful worldwide brand The Bitter Truth. While they had already branched out into the tropical category with liqueurs like Falernum and Pimento Dram, they had little interest in expanding The Bitter Truth portfolio into pouring spirits. During one of their many trips as ambassadors for their brand, Stephan and Alexander had an experience in a tiki-themed bar, where the drinks — due to the chosen rums — were lacking character and needed improvement. It was then the idea of creating a range of blended rums ideal for use in tiki cocktails was born.
Throughout Stephan’s earlier years as a seafarer, he traveled the tropics and experienced rum-making first hand in the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Trinidad, Cuba, and Barbados. It was there he learned about the heritage of rum-making, blending and drinking.
Alexander, a designer, bartender, and passionate rum aficionado, was an early admirer of Polynesian pop art and culture — even more so after his first visit to Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale, a tiki temple built in 1956. It was there he — intoxicated by Polynesian dance performances and tiki drinks — scribbled down his first ideas for the label of their new rum brand.