Fallernum is a liqueur that appeared in the British West Indies in the 18th century, made from rums and spices and aged in quarter casks. This format, invented in the past to transport spirits on the back of a mule, also has the advantage of allowing about 30% more contact with the rum than a traditional cask.
It is the same base as the Rosé Rhum Blend that is used to make it (with a year in cognac casks but without the Rasteau cask finish).
Once the maceration has been completed, a second ageing period of 6 months in small 60 litre barrels is carried out.
Of course, these casks are very aromatic with the spices of the Merveilleux Falernum, and are exclusively dedicated to this product: to avoid any risk of confusion, these casks are all engraved "Le Merveilleux Falernum".
It is one of the ingredients of Tiki cocktails (Zombie, Maï Tai...).
Laurent's tasting note
Its colour is golden.
On the nose, the spices dominate and are overtaken by the orange (in the form of zest). This combination reminds me of German Christmas cakes (Lebenkuchen). The blend is well balanced and no single spice takes over.
On the palate, the orange leads the way, and the spices are driven. There is also a slight spicy note that titillates the tongue.
The finish is in reverse order, with spice in the foreground and orange following. You will keep these aromas for a long time.