Tiki Lovers Pineapple Rum 700ml
Country of origin: Germany Alcohol content: 45% ABV
Tiki Lovers Pineapple 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.
Tiki Lovers Pineapple is based on all natural extracts of tropical pineapples sourced from South America. The fruit is harvested at peak ripeness and their sweet juice extracted by pressing. The unfermented juice is then stripped of some of its water content to emerge as a complex pineapple extract that does not water down the blend of rums. The rum blend is composed of aged & unaged Jamaican pot-still rum from Hampden Estate and Worthy Park, 3-year-old Barbados rum from Foursquare Distillery, aged in former Bourbon Whiskey barrels, and some young column-still rums from both Trinidad and Guyana. This rum blend is then infused with the pineapple extraction and allowed to rest for several weeks. This gives the sugar cane flavours time to mingle elegantly with fruity layers of juicy pineapple, all while maintaining the full and complex aromas of the rum.
Tiki Lovers Pineapple is not the usual kind of flavoured rum. It’s bold, it’s funky, it’s not hiding its rum personality, and it stands out where it should, evoking the flavour of the Caribbean islands and their long heritage of rum production.
Enjoy mixed with ginger beer, in a Daiquiri, Pineapple Sour, or your favourite tiki cocktail.
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.
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