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.
Premium Aged Rum
As soon as the cork is opened, the aroma flows into the room. The mahogany colored rum flows into the glass and lets time pass in the glass. The nose is spicy, oak is easily recognizable, salty caramel. After a minute or two, you’ll notice the light coconut note so typical of Barbados rums, plus some chocolate and spicy notes.
Pot still distilled from molasses in 2012 at the Foursquare Distillery in Barbados, this rum rested in Bourbon casks until January 2021, when our ship Tres Hombres arrived with Port, Madeira and Moscatel casks in Bridgetown. Four months of sailing through the Caribbean and back to Amsterdam have given this excellent rum a clear Tres Hombres finish. Natural fermentation with Caribbean yeast.
For 2020, Tres Hombres has chosen an eight-year-old rum that seems much older than you might think just by looking at the label. At Foursquare, the rum was transferred from Bourbon casks to old Madeira and Moscatel casks and transferred to Tres Hombres. This is an ancient tradition that has been revived by us for ten years.
Each bottle is richly decorated with motifs of the Tres Hombres and their travels. The small handle design is reminiscent of old, maritime times. Closed with a natural cork stopper and sealed with beeswax. Each species has its own color. To achieve this, the wax is mixed with color pigments that are painted from natural raw materials in a traditional mill in Zaandam.
As soon as the cork is opened, the aroma flows into the room. The mahogany colored rum flows into the glass and lets time pass in the glass.
The nose is spicy, oak is easily recognizable, salty caramel. After a minute or two, you’ll notice the light coconut note so typical of Barbados rums, plus some chocolate and spicy notes.
Tres Hombres chocolate with 75% cocoa is also a fantastic companion to this rum.
The company Faitrans was established in 2000, but really took off in 2007 and has since transported goods without the use of CO2. Today, the company sources barrels of rum in the Caribbean, the Canary Islands and elsewhere. These different rums are today sold under the name Trés Hombrés, as it was 3 friends from Holland who started the company.
The most important part of the company is the transport. Here is the ship “Nordlys”, which was built in 1873 and has been part of Fairtrans since 2015. Today, the ship sails between the Caribbean and Europe with goods that thereby leave a minimal climate footprint. Nordlys has no engine and the 25 meter long ship is only pulled forward by the 8 sails and the wind. All this is the idea behind the Fairtrans company. The ship is guided by 5 professionals and 4 guests. And if you would like to try sailing like in the old days, you can too.
It is perhaps more important that the very best rums are selected, which are often allowed to develop further on the long voyage across the Atlantic.