Explore asian traditions of sugar cane cultivation and rum distillation
Naga Rum is a Indonesian rum company, whose spirit differs from others by a particular design process.
Their most famous product, Naga Batavia Arrack, borrows the name from Batavia, the old name of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia that is located on the island of Java. Batavia Arrack can therefore be translated as “the strong liqueur of Jakarta.
Batavia Arrack can be distinguished from other rums by the addition of fermented red rice, called Qu or Chu, in the process of molasses fermentation. The molasses wine is then distilled in traditional Chinese stills to 65% before being stored in terracotta vases.