The Rum Howler Blog

(A Website for Spirited Reviews)

  • Copyright

    Copyright is inherent when an original work is created. This means that the producer of original work is automatically granted copyright protection. This copyright protection not only exists in North America, but extends to other countries as well. Thus, all of the work produced on this blog is protected by copyright, including all of the pictures and all of the articles. These original works may not be copied or reused in any way whatsoever without the permission of the author, Chip Dykstra.
  • Cocktails and Recipes

    Click Image for Awesome Recipes

  • Industry Interviews


    Click the Image for Great Interviews with the Movers of Industry

  • The Rum Howler Interview (Good Food Revolution)

    Click on the Image to see my interview on Good Food Revolution

  • The Rum Howler Blog

  • Rum Reviews

  • Whisky Reviews

  • Gin Reviews

  • Tequila Reviews

  • Vodka Reviews

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,066 other subscribers
  • Subscribe

  • Visitors

    • 14,377,159 pageviews since inception
  • Archives

  • Follow The Rum Howler Blog on

24 Days of Rum (#7) – By the Dutch Batavia Arrack (Indonesian Rum)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 7, 2019

Day 7 of my 24 Days of Rum advent brings me to the Netherlands by the way of Indonesia. By The Dutch Batavia Arrack is an Indonesian Rum made from local cane distilled on the Island of Java, which was then shipped to Amsterdam to be aged and then bottled in Schiedem which is located in the Netherlands

This is a 100 % sugar-cane based spirit produced from of a range of Pot distilled spirits. Traditional Bativia Arrack uses a fermentation process includes the addition of local (red) rice. This sets it apart from traditional Rum and some jurisdictions refuse to allow Bativia Arrack to be labeled as rum even though the base material is sugar-cane.

By The Dutch Bativia Arrack has been produced in the traditional method, however, for the purpose of this review, I will refer to the spirit as both Batavia Arrack and as Indonesian Rum.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the seventh spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: By the Dutch Batavia Arrack

“… A light undercurrent of vegetal aroma give the spirit a hint of Cachaca beside fine oak spice, almond, butterscotch, ginger, orange peel, banana, coconut and melon …”


Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.


Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

%d bloggers like this: