Episode 113 features John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum. Bottled in 750ml at 11% ABV, or 22 proof and it retails for about $22.
Enjoy this episode with a pour of John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum mixed in a tiki cocktail if you like.
John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum doesn't have a website I can find, so here's the US Importer's website: https://alpenz.com/product-falernum.html
Brief Historical Timeline:
- Pre-1800s - Falernum is likely being made in Barbados on sugar estates alongside rum
- 1821 - The first printed reference to Falernum is found
- 1890 - John D. Taylor is said to have refined the Falernum recipe into this award-winning liqueur
- 1934 - Falernum is used in tiki cocktails by Donn Beach at Don's Beachcomber
- 1970s - Falernum is gone from the US market and global sales decline along with tiki
- 1993 - R. L. Seale & Co. Ltd. purchases blender Alleyne Arthur who had previously purchased John D. Taylor, bring this version of Velvet Falernum under R. L. Seale & Co. Ltd.'s ownership
- 2009 - Haus Alpenz begins importing John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum into the US
Try the Corn 'N Oil listed on the back label.
Corn 'N Oil
- ½ oz. John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum
- 2 oz. Aged Barbados Rum
Stir in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime slice.
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