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Taylor’s Velvet Falernum rum

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Posted about 3 years ago by Michael Huff from United States with 81 ratings

What else can be said that most haven't already.
This isn't *really* a rum, but it needs to be in your cabinet. It's very sweet, and could be used as a more flavorful version of simple syrup.

My favorite way to use falernum isn't in a traditional tiki cocktail, but in the Chartreuse Swizzle. It sounds like a simple cocktail but it's absolutely fantastic. Give it a generous nutmeg grate on the top and your tongue will go to the stratosphere.

Posted about 1 month ago by JGiralt from United States with 42 ratings

Ideal for any recipe calling for Falernum. A touch more syrupy than I’d like but killer balance of all spice notes.

Posted about 2 years ago by Cory Wid from United States with 80 ratings

Not really a rum, but rather a syrup used in many rum and tiki drinks. Useful for sure, if you like making drinks, its good to have a bottle in your cabinet.

VERY sweet, and not nearly as good as a homemade syrup. I would recommend looking up Beachbum Berry's recipe, as that is truly outstanding.

Posted about 2 years ago by Jonte Json from Sweden with 111 ratings

This mixture is great for Tikis, Floaters, Daqs and all Other rum cocktails

Posted over 2 years ago by Brad from United States with 25 ratings

Okay, yes it is sweet. That said, I really like the combination of flavors and sweetness. This is not intended to be a sipper but a mixer. It truly shines in tiki drinks or the classic Corn 'n Oil. Truly an indispensable ingredient in any good home bar.

Posted over 3 years ago by Wayne Upton from United States with 136 ratings

People who complain about this falernum don't understand what falernum is. Don't talk to me about your internet-obtained recipes, this is what is sold and drunk on Barbados. It's what falernum is. This version is a bit lighter on the spice than some, and not as rich in flavor, but definitely works as it should.

Posted over 3 years ago by Russ from United States with 70 ratings

I'm really not sure how to rate this because it's not really a rum but a liqueur. However, it's an invaluable mixer for tiki drinks so it's definitely very important in everyone's bar arsenal. Look at any tiki receipe worth it's weight from the likes of people in the know like Beachbum Berry or Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove and you'll see countless recipes calling for Velvet Falernum and this one is the one mentioned most when you don't have the time or desire to make your own. Own it's own as a sipper it's way too sweet but works great as a mixer.

Posted over 3 years ago by IGT from United Kingdom with 20 ratings

This isn't a rum! However, it is an essential ingredient in Corn N' Oil which is what I bought it for. For that alone, it's probably a good addition to any collection. I should really try using it for more drinks! Even in Barbados this seems to be something of a niche bottle, in the UK you'll be lucky to find it any way other than mail order.

Posted almost 4 years ago by YMHC from Netherlands with 160 ratings

Op zoek naar de beste Mai-Tai heb je falernum nodig voor in de beachcomber versie. Zoetige rum met limoen smaak. Wel lekker fruitig voor in tiki drankjes

Posted about 4 years ago by Stabby from Canada with 68 ratings

Not even close to the homemade version. Far too sweet which overpowers the spices, which were barely apparent. If you need a Falernum for your mixed tiki drinks, go with "Bitter Truth Golden Falernum". More expensive but a bottle goes a long way due to its amazing flavor, which is very close to home made.

Posted over 4 years ago by mistercoughy from United States with 239 ratings

If you're a fan of Beachbum Berry (download his app right now!), you'll be using Falernum in your Tiki cocktails with regularity. This is one of the best commercially made versions. I've tried Fee Bros. and it's nasty, but there are others. I'm guessing that you won't go wrong with Taylor's.

Posted about 5 years ago by Mike from United States with 30 ratings

Interesting mix to have on hand for making some of the more authentic TiKi cocktails.

Posted about 6 years ago by Helena Tiare from Sweden with 110 ratings

Falernum is a must in many tiki drinks and even though the very best and most vibrantly flavored falernum is homemade, this one is a good option.

Posted about 6 years ago by Dustin Doran from United States with 79 ratings

Almonds, lime zest and spices? What doesn't scream tiki? A great mixer for cocktails, not over powering like many cordials get to be. Just real workable.

Posted over 7 years ago by Don Tucker from United States with 194 ratings

Had this as a mixer at the distillery. It added great flavor. Hard to find near PA. Found an online site that sells it. I also found a Total Wine and Spirits in Cherry Hill, NJ that carries it.