Batavia Arrack

Written byE&A Scheer

The East Indies Cane Spirit

Batavia Arrack can be classified as Indonesian Rum. It is comprised of a very specific range of pot still distillates, originating from the East Indies, produced on the Island of Java, Indonesia. What sets Batavia Arrack apart from other types of Rum, is the addition of local fermented rice in the fermentation process. Distillation is carried out using very traditional pot stills, adopting ancient Chinese distillers’ methods.


Arak, Arack, Arrack, Batavia Arrack

These terms are being used as a name for a wide range of totally different alcoholic products, distilled from many different raw materials. Some products called Arak are anis seed based alcoholic drinks, some are distillates bases on palm tree materials, coconuts, or other raw materials. 


Batavia Arrack for the beverage industry

Batavia Arrack has always been used in the beverage industries of those countries previously trading with the East Indies, either as a small component in a blend or as major element.  


Batavia Arrack for the flavour & fragnance industry

These days Batavia Arrack is mainly used as a component in sophisticated spirit blends. However, most Arrack types are also widely used as a raw material in the flavour & fragrance industry.


Batavia Arrack import and blending

E&A Scheer has been importing Batavia Arrack for over three centuries. In the early days, Batavia Arrack was supplied by E&A Scheer mainly to European customers, but nowadays, the product is shipped to over 50 countries worldwide. The Rum specialists of E&A Scheer can provide you with suitable advice on the use of Batavia Arrack in your specific product or market.


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