Overproof

Thanks to a slow fermentation this unaged overproof (58%) rum has a fruity flavor profile. We have an overproof rum because it has a stronger flavor profile without the usual water added to 40%. You can still taste it though lime juice and other strong flavors. This makes it ideal for more complex cocktails and mix drinks. 

Red Fruit, Butter, Pepper, Raisin, Molasses, Burned Tire

Momentarily we are on to our second batch of Rummieclub Overproof. To make the second batch of Rummieclub Overproof we’ve pulled out all the stops to create an interesting and funky rum. This new overproof rum is build up from three different marques we make in our distillery. Our first marque is based on wild homegrown yeasts from rasberries from our garden. The second marque is made with dunder (the leftovers from the previous distillation). We balance these marques out with our base marque. The result is a fruity, a little funky unaged rum full of character at 58% abv.

All marques are made with organic molasses from Paraguay, fermented for a week or more, distilled in our iStill 500, without any filtration or additives.

Overproof rum is category of rum with a higher percentage of alcohol than regular rum. There are several stories on why it is called overproof and what exactly overproof means. Gun Powderproof, British overproof and American overproof are all different in ABV, but fall between 50% and 58%. Next to that you have some unaged Jamaican overproof rums which are mostly around 63% abv.

Rummieclub Overproof rum has an alcohol percentage of 58%. We tried several different ABV’s and we liked the 58% best, it opens up the rum just enough to reveal its base flavour profile. At higher ABV’s it is difficult to smell what you are actually going to taste when you try the rum.

Every edition of Rummieclub rum has an artwork on the frontlabel which is made by a different local (graffiti) artist. The artwork on this label is made by Munir de Vries, a local visual artist and muralist. The label represents animals getting drunk from overripe fruits.

Available at

Liquor stores:
Drankerij – East – Free shipping Amsterdam
Sterk – Amsterdam West
Slijterij en Wijnhuis Zeewijck – Sends international

Bars:
Restaurant Elixer – Bijlmer
TULA, Whakamarie and Kantien – Utrecht
Rum Club Utrecht 
Mixxim Lounge – Zutphen
Bar Mokum – De Pijp
Dutch Courage – Centrum
Rum Barrel West – Amsterdam West

How to drink the Overproof?

Rum is a wonderful spirit to drink neat, but is also widely used in awesome cocktails. Our Overproof is especially made for complex (tropical) cocktails. Need some inspiration? Below you can find some recipes with our rums.

Details

Location fermentation & distillationRummieclub distillery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Single DistilleryYes
Source materialOrganic Molasses from Paraguay
Primary Yeast SourceA combination of cultured yeast and airborne yeasts
Fermentation TimeAround 7 to 10 days
Yeast TypeSaccharomyces Cervisiae
Fermentation vessel typeStainless Steel
Temperature controlled No
Wash size and proof500 liters at+-8%
Open fermentationSometimes (depends on the weather)
Distillation and stillBatch distillation in a Istill500
About the stillIstill is a hybrid still with multiple options to run the still. See picture and explanation at the our craft page.
Still materialStainless steel. We use copper waffles and a copper reflux capacitor to extract undesired compounds. 
Still heat sourceElectric heaters in the boiler (direct heating) 
Off the still proof75-85% ABV
FiltrationNon chill filtered, no charcoal filtering
Additives (color, sugar)Nothing
Water sourceWater from the dutch dunes, extra filtration for prooving (reverse osmoses) 
Bottle proof58% ABV
Resting time in RVS tanksThree to four months
Ester and congener countIs currently under analysis