J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Indochinese Rum – Aged 10 Years
Selection of one of the best rums of the Indochinese peninsula
Sugar cane is grown and processed into molasses in the distillery plantations.
NAGA Siam Edition rum is distilled 5 times in columns.
The rum is then aged at the distillery, in 200 liters American oak casks ex-bourbon. In order to maintain a constant temperature, the cellar is located below ground level.
The angel share is still between 7% and 9% per year.
The barrels are racked several times and refilled with an equivalent aged rum.
THIS NAGA SIAM EDITION RUM, WITH ITS LONG MATURATION UNDER WOOD, DEVELOPS A LUSH BROWN SUGAR NOSE, COMPLEX SPICY AND WOODY AROMAS. ON THE PALATE, RUM HAS A SUPPLE AND ROUND STRUCTURE, CHARACTERISTIC OF NAGA RUMS. THEN THE SPICY FLAVORS APPEAR AND SUPPORT ELEGANT NOTES OF CANDIED FRUIT, VANILLA OAK AND TENDER LEAF OF BLOND TOBACCO.
Before sugarcane was ever planted in the Caribbean, before gin was distilled in London, even before the word “alcohol” had been used for the first time, people drank Arrack.
At the end of the 15th century, Portuguese and Dutch merchants reached the island of Java. They discovered that the Chinese sugarcane planters had developed a secret recipe which allowed for molasses to be fermented and then distilled to produce what is known today as BATAVIA ARRACK – INDONESIAN RUM.
BATAVIA was the name of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, located on the island of Java. Batavia Arrack can therefore be translated as “the strong liqueur of Jakarta. Batavia Arrack can be distinguished from other rums by the addition of fermented red rice, called Qu or Chu, in the process of fermenting the molasses. This molasses wine is then distilled in traditional Chinese stills to 65% before being stored in terracotta vases.
It was in 1641 that we first began to use “leaguers” (150-gallon barrels) to store and ship Batavia Arrack, replacing the fragile and cumbersome stoneware vases. They were made from teak, a traditional Indonesian wood.”
The Motherland of Sugarcane
A population of 250 million of which 200 million are Muslimand 50 million Hindu or Buddhist. 13,000 islands In the 6th century.
Hinduism and Buddhism became the dominant religions of the country. Islam first appeared in Sumatra in the 14th century, and went on to become the majority religion of Indonesia from the 17th and 18th centuries onwards.
The majority of Indonesians adhere to and practice traditional beliefs and rites, which they mix with these religions.