Tiki Lovers Pineapple is made with real tropical pineapples sourced from South America. The fruit is harvested at peak ripeness and the sweet juice extracted by pressing. The unfermented juice is then dehydrated to lower its water content and emerges as a complex pineapple extract that does not overly dilute the blend of rums. The rum blend is composed of aged & unaged Jamaican pot-still rum from Hampden Estate and Worthy Park; 3-year-old Barbados rum from Foursquare Distillery, aged in former Bourbon Whiskey barrels; and some young column-still rums from both Trinidad and Guyana. This rum blend is then infused with the pineapple extraction and allowed to rest for several weeks. This gives the sugar cane flavours time to mingle elegantly with fruity layers of juicy pineapple, all while maintaining the full and complex aromas of the rum.
Tiki Lovers Pineapple is not the usual kind of flavoured rum. It’s bold, it’s funky, it’s not hiding its rum personality, and it stands out where it should—evoking the flavour of the Caribbean islands and their long heritage of rum production.
TIKI LOVERS is the Rum brand created by Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck who are also the makers of The Bitter Truth products.We had already successfully branched out into the tropical category with liqueurs like Falernum and Pimento Dram – but it was time to travel further…While being on the road as ambassadors for our brand, we often experienced Tiki cocktails that were only so-so.We realized that the rums used in the drinks were lacking character. It was then that the idea was born to create blended rums that are ideal for use in Tiki/Tropical cocktails.
Throughout Stephan’s earlier years as a seafarer, he traveled the tropics and experienced rum-making first hand in the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Trinidad, Cuba and Barbados. It was there he learned about the heritage of rum-making, blending and drinking.Alexander, a designer, bartender and passionate Rum aficionado, was an early admirer of Polynesian pop art & culture – even more so after his first visit at the »Mai-Kai« in Fort Lauderdale, a Tiki temple built in 1956 which is still in existence. It was there he – intoxicated by Polynesian dance performances and Tiki drinks – scribbled down his first ideas for the label of their new rum brand.