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Batavia Arrack van Oosten
Staff Pick

Batavia Arrack van Oosten

Item # 18499 750mL
$29.99/ Single Bottle
$359.88/ Case of 12
Country
ABV
50.00%
Producer

Tasting Notes

With the re-emergence of the art of cocktail making, it's only a matter of time before this bottle is behind every bar. A must for many classic recipes, this spirit, made with fermented sugarcane and Javanese red rice, is once again available to enjoy for those historical drinks and punches...no time machine required!


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Staff Pick Notes

I absolutely love this historic spirit! Every time I drink this I feel like I'm drinking history. Batavia Arrack harkens back to the golden age of punch drinking—when close friends (or not so close friends) would gather around the flowing punch bowl for merriment, conversation, and much celebrated imbibing. This is a truly exotic, alluring, funky, and delicious spirit. So go ahead, treat your friends to a piece of history. School them with this elegant, classic punch at your next gathering and be transported back to the 17th Century: 48oz Batavia Arrack; 16oz Fresh Lime Juice, including Lime Skins; 64oz Black Tea; 32oz Demerara Sugar; Combine all ingredients and chill for at least 1 hour; Strain into a punch bowl over ice block; and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg (Alton Brown).

- JBB

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