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Arrack refers to strong spirits distilled mainly in South and South East Asia from fermented fruits, grains, sugarcane, or the sap of coconuts or other palm trees. Various distilled beverages in a Spanish bar A distilled beverage is a liquid, meant for consumption, containing ethyl alcohol (ethanol) purified by distillation from a fermented substance such as fruit, vegetables, or grain. ... Laboratory distillation set-up using, without a fractionating column 1: Heat source 2: Still pot 3: Still head 4: Thermometer/Boiling point temperature 5: Condenser 6: Cooling water in 7: Cooling water out 8: Distillate/receiving flask 9: Vacuum/gas inlet 10: Still receiver 11: Heat control 12: Stirrer speed... This article is about the geopolitical region in Asia. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Beer fermenting at a brewery. ... Popular Japanese fashion magazine throughout the 1990s; the photography of which has recently been reissued in two collections from Phaidon press. ... This article is about cereals in general. ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical regions... Sap exuding (gummosis) from the stem of a koa tree, probably in response to surface damage Sap is the fluid carried in tubules inside a plant, circulating to distribute food and water to various parts of the plant. ... Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. For other uses, see Coconut (disambiguation). ... Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae (also known as Palmae or Palmaceae), the palm family, is a family of flowering plants, belonging to the monocot order Arecales. ...



The word itself is derived from the Arabic word Arak (‛araq), which means "sweat" or "strong liquor" (which is in that region usually made from raisins).The more expensive brand is the chosen drink of the Sri lankan high society . Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... Arak Rayan. ... Raisins Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ...

Coconut Arrack

The milky coconut sap is taken from the flowers of palm trees before they bloom. It ferments quickly to become a mild alcoholic called "Toddy" or "palm wine" which is distilled in vats made from wood, usually Halmilla or teak, to produce a spirit whose taste is usually described as somewhere between whiskey and rum. Originally from South India, where the toddy is called Kallu, today coconut Arrack is mainly produced in Sri Lanka. It is generally distilled to between 33% and 50% alcohol by volume (66 to 100 proof). A Phalaenopsis flower Rudbeckia fulgida A flower, (<Old French flo(u)r<Latin florem<flos), also known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). ... Functional group of an alcohol molecule. ... Tapping palm wine in Democratic Republic of Congo Palm wine, also called palm toddy or simply toddy, is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree. ... Traditional wooden barrels in Cutchogue Modern stainless steel beer barrels - also called casks or kegs - outside the Castle Rock microbrewery in Nottingham, England For other uses, see Barrel (disambiguation). ... Species Tectona grandis Tectona hamiltoniana Tectona philippinensis Teak (Tectona), also called jati is a genus of tropical hardwood trees in the family Verbenaceae, native to the south and southeast of Asia, and is commonly found as a component of monsoon forest vegetation. ... Taste is one of the traditional five senses and refers to the ability to detect of flavor of foodstuffs and other substances (e. ... Whisky (or whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, often including malt, which has then been aged in wooden barrels. ... Caribbean rum, circa 1941 Rum is a distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice by a process of fermentation and distillation. ... South India is a linguistic-cultural region of India that comprises the four Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Pondicherry, whose inhabitants are collectively referred to as South Indians. ... Alcoholic proof is a measure of how much ethanol is in an alcoholic beverage, and is approximately twice the percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV, the unit that is commonly used at percent). ...

Coconut Arrack is traditionally taken straight or with water; it is also taken with ginger ale, soda or lemon-lime soda, and as a component of various cocktails. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Look up soda in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Arrack in different Countries

Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, Arrack is the most popular alcoholic beverage. Most of the less expensive brands are a blend of coconut Arrack and neutral spirits. Some of the brands are Neutral grain spirits (a. ...

  • V.S.O.A. ("Very Special Old Arrack")
  • Old Reserve
  • Extra Special
  • Double Distilled


Batavia Arrack is distilled in Indonesia. It is the "rum" of Indonesia, because--like rum--it is distilled from sugar cane. It is a pot still distillation, on a type of still which was influenced by the Chinese, who brought the distillation process to Indonesia. Pot stills in Scotland A pot still is a type of still used in distilling spirits such as whisky or brandy. ... The term still is a contraction of the verb to distill. A still is an apparatus used to distill miscible or immiscible (eg. ...

To start the fermentation, local fermented red rice is combined with local yeast to give a unique flavour and smell of the distillate. It is distilled to approx. 70% alc. vol. Like rum, Batavia Arrack is often a blend of different original parcels. Red Rice is a small village located just southwest of Andover, Hampshire. ... Typical divisions Ascomycota Saccharomycotina (true yeasts) Taphrinomycotina Schizosaccharomycetes (fission yeasts) Basidiomycota Basidiomycotina (club fungi) Urediniomycetes Sporidiales Yeasts are unicellular, eukaryotic microorganisms classified in the kingdom Fungi. ... Odor receptors on the antennae of a Luna moth An odor or odour (see spelling differences) is a chemical dissolved in air, generally at a very low concentration, which we perceive by the sense of olfaction. ...

Batavia Arrack is used as a component in liqueurs and Punsch, and also in the confectionery and flavour industries. It is said to enhance the flavour when used as a component in other products, as in the herb and bitter liqueurs. Bottles of strawberry liqueur A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage, often flavoured with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, roots, plants, barks, and sometimes cream. ... Punsch (also known as Arrack Punch, Swedish Punch or Swedish Punsch) is a traditional Swedish liquor produced from arrack, neutral spirits, sugar, water, and various flavorings. ... A confection selection The term confectionery refers to food items that are (or at least are perceived to be) rich in sugar. ...

See also

In the West, Kumis has been touted for its health benefits, as in this 1877 book also naming it Milk Champagne. Kumis (also spelled kumiss, koumiss, kymys; called airag in Mongolian cuisine) is a fermented milk drink traditionally made from the milk of horses. ... Rakı becomes cloudy white when mixed with water. ... An Indian liquor made from either coconut or the juice of the cashew apple. ...


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Batavia Arrack (1181 words)
The spirit called “arrack” is a difficult spirit to locate in some regions, but for a cocktail enthusiast it is a very important ingredient to acquire.
Genuine arrack is made from palm sap and is closer in flavour to rum.
Arrack and Batavia arrack are claimed to be distinctly different distillates, the former palm flower distillate, the latter sugarcane distillate yeasted with red rice.
Arrack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (349 words)
Arrack refers to the strong spirits distilled mainly in South and South East Asia from fermented fruits, grains, sugarcane, or the sap of coconuts or other palm trees.
Arrack is traditionally taken straight or with water.
Batavia Arrack is used as a component in herb liqueurs, bitter liqueurs, in Swedish Punsch, but also used in the confectionery industry and the flavour industry.
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