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Help Atomic Cocktail find Old Tom Gin & Batavia Arrack
JaredB
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Joined: Apr 06, 2005
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Posted: 2005-06-14 4:22 pm   Permalink

Yes, bevwar and a few other places have Plymouth gin, but it's not the Navy Strength. That one is U.K. only. Let's hope that changes in the future.

 
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Atomic Cocktail
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2005-07-05 3:52 pm   Permalink

I got some Old Tom Gin thanks to the Jab. he found it at Weimax, a liquor store in Burlingame (south of San Francisco).

Interesting stuff!


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UtopianDreem
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
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From: LA County, CA
Posted: 2005-07-07 11:10 pm   Permalink

Well, so far no luck on getting Batavia Arak, but got some info. Grunerwald Batavia Arak is sold in the Netherlands but the supplier, H. van Toor Jz. Distillery B.V., does not have a US distributor.

Anyone going to the Netherlands who can pick up a bottle or 12?


 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-07-07 11:21 pm   Permalink

I keep seeing this thread and thinking that Atomic Cocktail wants some Bavaria Attack. I'm not quite sure what that would be -- cuckoo clocks gone terribly awry, pecking out eyes and making eardrums bleed? I can't imagine why anyone would want that.

But if anyone would, I think it would be Atomic Cocktail.

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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2005-11-08 10:45 pm   Permalink

Here's a heads up on the Plymouth Gin.

The Plymouth Gin "original strength" is on sale at BevMo. Normally $21.99 for the 750ml bottle, it is now on sale for $10.99 until January 2, 2006.

Whudduh deal!

All you Martini (and Singapore Sling) aficionados, stock up now!


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2005-11-09 12:44 pm   Permalink

Thanks for mentioning that- what a sale! I got two last week.


BTW, I have met the promotions rep for Plymouth Gin, who is a famous local bartender. He tells me there are currently no plans to bring Navy strength to the US, but he's lobbying and hoping that will change. He's supposed to be coming over to see me at Vic's with some samples of Navy Strength as well as Plymouth's Sloe Gin and Fruit Cup. Can't wait!


 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2005-11-10 7:21 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info I got 2 at Bev Mo in Woodland Hills, 2 more left.

 
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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2005-11-18 10:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-11-09 12:44, martiki wrote:
BTW, I have met the promotions rep for Plymouth Gin, who is a famous local bartender. He tells me there are currently no plans to bring Navy strength to the US, but he's lobbying and hoping that will change. He's supposed to be coming over to see me at Vic's with some samples of Navy Strength as well as Plymouth's Sloe Gin and Fruit Cup. Can't wait!



Please give us a review of the samplings you lucky #%$@ !


 
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2007-01-22 9:47 pm   Permalink

Not having found this thread, in spite of searching, I started another thread looking for Arraks.

My pal KuKuAhu located a web site for it:

http://www.saturnus.se/eng/produkter/likorextrakt.html

As stated in my other thread, a bartender here in Chicago had Saturnus brand Arraks Punsch and made me an excellent drink with it.
I am now on a mission.

And you know what happens when I become obsessed.
Books happen.
hmmm... next flight to Sweden leaves in three hours.
I can make it...




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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-01-22 11:24 pm   Permalink

Arrack Punch is a sweetened Batavia Arrack.
Sounds good to me!



From
CocktailDB.com:

Swedish Punch/Punsch

Type:
Liqueurs, spirit-flavored

Also known as:
Caloric Punch, Caloric Punsch, Arak Punch, Arrack Punch, Arak Punsch, Arrack Punsch

Description:
Generic for a type of smoky Scandinavian liqueur, Batavia Arak/Arrack-based & flavored. Batavia Arak is a distillate of fermented sugar cane juice and fermented Javanese rice - which creates a sharp smoky rummy spirit. Swedish Punsch (or Punch) sweetens this with cane sugar to produce an unforgettable liqueur. Notable brands are Cederlund's Carlshamn's and Gronstedt. Like a dark smoky rum and when added to other lesser rums tends to enhance their value in an estimable way.

Flavor:
rum, smokey and sweet

Availability:
Limited availability. Produced and sold in Sweden. Rarely exported. Regional.


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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-01-22 11:55 pm   Permalink

More than one Swedish Punch available by mailorder:


Carlshamns Flaggpunsch Original

Carlshamns Dry Flaggpunsch Original

I have no idea if these are any good or if they are even close to what tikibars had.



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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-01-23 12:47 am   Permalink

This place sells the Saturnus Arraks Punsch:

http://www.marinamarket.com/Holiday%20Specialties.htm



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van Oosten
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Joined: Aug 08, 2007
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From: Batavia
Posted: 2007-08-09 06:18 am   Permalink


Batavia Arrack is now available in California and starting next month in New York. Feel free to email me for more details.

The ingredients for the Saturnus Arraks Punsch Extract, referenced in the prior post, is shown on the producer's website (here translated): "Water , sugar, invert sugar, fructose syrup, aromas, juice of lemon, preservatives E202 and E211, ascorbic acid, citric acid. Add vodka or other spirit."

I'd suggest making your own Swedish Punsch - it's very easy once you've got the base spirit.


 
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stickyii
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Joined: May 16, 2006
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From: Pennsylvania
Posted: 2007-08-09 06:22 am   Permalink

Haus Alpenz <a href="http://www.alpenz.com/portfolio.htm">carries Batavia Arrack</a>. I think it's now available in NY, but if you contact them, I'm sure they can work something out to ship to you.

 
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Atomic Cocktail
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2007-11-05 4:25 pm   Permalink

Tiki Bird just let me know that Hi-Times in Costa Mesa carriers Batavia Arrack!!!!

http://www.hitimewine.net/istar.asp?a=6&id=166569!2803

My journey is almost over.

Perhaps it will wash the taste of the bathtub gin from me mouth.

AC

Now that's f*cked up, Y'all!!!!!!!
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