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Michael Hepworth



HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)5/27/19/–TIKI LOVER Rums are new on the market and are perfect for those of you who like their rum cocktails with the bit of spice. There are three expressions in the collection, White Rum, Dark Rum and Pineapple Flavored Rum. The new line of rums have been brought to the market by Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck, who are known in the industry as founders of The Bitter Truth. This brand has brought to the market such liqueurs as Golden Falernum and Pimento Dram, so this recent line is a major expansion for them.

The White Rum is a mixture of aged and newer rums and is distilled In Jamaica at Monymusk and Worthy Park where rum making dates back to 1741. The rums are pot-still distilled and are heavy with esters, creating an impression of a rich banana flavor and cooked fruits.

The Dark Rum is a hefty 114 proof and hails from the Hampton Estate in Jamaica along with the Foursquare Distillery in Barbados. The Barbados Rum ages on tropical shores that is exposed to the warm climate and sea breezes that give the rum complexity and balance. Throw in some column-still rums from Trinidad and Guyana and round it off with aged Trinidadian Rums and you have a libation perfect for cocktails like the Fog Cutter, Mai Tai and Zombie.

Third rum in the portfolio is the Pineapple Flavored Rum which was created in 2015 and the tropical pineapples used in the mix are sourced from South America. The juice is extracted by pressing and then the unfermented juice is stripped of a lot of its water to enhance the flavor of the end product. The blend is then combined with rums from Jamaica, Barbados, aged in former Bourbon Whiskey barrels and then augmented with young rums from Trinidad and Guyana. Next up comes a pineapple infusion. This is a strong tasting rum that should be mixed with ginger ale or ginger beer for the heightened tasting experience.

Lots of good recipes on the web site but here is one to check out right now.


2 oz TIKI LOVERS-Pineapple Flavored Rum

¾ oz THE BITTER TRUTH-Golden Falernum

¾ oz Lemon Juice

¾ oz Orange Juice

¾ oz Grapefruit Juice

Shake all ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a Tike glass. Garnish

w/pineapple slice and mint sprig and enjoy.