The East Indian Cane Spirit

Produced from sugarcane in Indonesia


Batavia Arrack

Batavia Arrack is comprised of a very specific range of pot still distillates originating from the East Indies, produced on the Island of Java, Indonesia.

The fermentation process of Batavia Arrack includes the addition of local fermented rice; it is this, which sets it apart from many other Rums, although it can be classified as Indonesian Rum. Distillation of Batavia Arrack is carried out using very traditional pot stills, adopting ancient Chinese distillers’ methods.

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 the major element.

Batavia Arrack for the Flavour- & Fragrance industry

These days we find Batavia Arrack being used mainly as a component in sophisticated spirit blends, however, most 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 3 centuries. Batavia Arrack originates from Java, Indonesia. In the early days of the company Batavia Arrack was supplied by E&A Scheer mainly in Europe, but these days the products are being shipped to more than 50 countries worldwide.

The specialists of E&A Scheer can provide you with suitable advice on the use of Batavia Arrack in various markets. We use our expertise to create a Batavia Arrack blends that perfectly fits your product and market.

Arak, Arack, Arrack, Batavia Arrack

Arrack is written in various ways. The term is used as a name for a wide range of totally different alcoholic products, distilled from many different raw materials. Some products called Arak are aniseed based alcoholic drinks, some are distillates based on palm tree materials, coconuts, or other raw materials. When the product is called Batavia Arrack, it is a distillate produced from sugarcane molasses, distilled exclusively on the island of Java, Indonesia.


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