MATA HARI GOLD RUM
Smooth yet powerfull blend of Batavia Arrack, Indonesian rum. Distilled with the intense flavours of cocoa, cardamom, pandan-vanilla leaf and a touch of fresh coffee, Mata Hari Gold is a rich & delicious rum. Perfect to enjoy neat or in an espresso-rumtini or a chocolaty cocktail.
Nose: chocolate, coffee, nuts
Mouth: intense, delicate
Finish: cardamon, vanilla
BASIS: BATAVIA RUM
Named after Java’s 17th-century, capital. Batavia Arrack, or Indonesian Rum, is among the oldest-known distilled spirits and is a type of rum, distilled with fermented red rice. This makes for a fresh and malty finish.
GOLD FINISH: BOTANICALS
Inspired by Mata Hari’s Indonesian episode: distilled with cocoa, cardamom, pandan leaf (also known as ‘Asian Vanilla’ with a vanilla, slightly nutty flavor) and fresly grounded coffee.
MATA HARI: EYE OF DAWN
The infamous Mata Hari: Indian princess, courtesan or double agent? Before any of that, she was simply Margaretha Zelle – a Dutch woman fleeing a loveless marriage. But as Mata Hari (Indonesian for “eye of the dawn”), she became an exotic dancer – an unrivalled sensation in high-society Paris, Berlin and Milan. Everyone from admirals to princes fell for this femme fatale. But her dealings with people in high places while travelling the world in a time of war proved to be fatal. In 1917, she was shot for espionage. She was innocent.
Margaretha Zelle, Leeuwarden (1876) – Vincennes (1917)
She returned to Europe after a failed marriage, struggling with hardships, before ultimately transforming into the infamous Mata Hari.
Margaretha Zelle, born 1876, Dutch, faced a tumultuous childhood, married a military officer, and moved to the Dutch East Indies.