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Taylor’s Velvet Falernum rum

Taylor’s Velvet Falernum

Barbados | Flavored

25 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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25 Taylor’s Velvet Falernum Ratings

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Cory Wid 🇺🇸 | 97 ratings
Posted 6 years ago

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.

Michael Huff 🇺🇸 | 100 ratings
Posted 7 years ago

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. http://imbibemagazine.com/chartreuse-swizzle-recipe/

Wayne Upton 🇺🇸 | 136 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

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.

Russ 🇺🇸 | 148 ratings
Posted almost 8 years ago

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.

mistercoughy 🇺🇸 | 239 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

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.

Triton Ogletree 🇺🇸 | 134 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

Tasty, sweet and NOT rum (I know it's rum based) but ESSENTIAL for any Tiki Bar.

thebrowndram 🇵🇭 | 51 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Reminds me of heavy simple syrup, but goes well with some ice. I like it best in a Corn N Oil, though.

Jonte Json 🇸🇪 | 109 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

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

Stabby 🇨🇦 | 68 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

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.

Helena Tiare 🇸🇪 | 110 ratings
Posted 10 years ago

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.

Brand Details

Type: Flavored
Company: Taylor’s
Country: Barbados
Name: Velvet Falernum
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No