TIKI LOVERS is the Rum brand created by Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck. Stephan and Alexander are also the founders of the highly successful worldwide brand THE BITTER TRUTH.
While they had already branched out into the tropical category with liqueurs like Falernum and Pimento Dram, they had little interest in expanding the THE BITTER TRUTH portfolio into pouring spirits.
During one of their many trips as ambassadors for their brand, Stephan and Alex had an experience in a TIKI-themed bar, where the drinks – due to the chosen rums – tasted flat and in need of improvement. It was then the idea of creating a range of blended rums ideal for use in TIKI cocktails was born.
Both Stephan and Alex have great affection for rum, rum-based cocktails and Polynesian pop culture, and have therefore created the TIKI LOVERS range, choosing the best rums from the Caribbean for the ultimate taste experience. TIKI LOVERS Rums are inspired by the heritage of mixing tropical drinks and the Polynesian-Angloamerican mixed influences on art and literature.
High quality, flavourful rums to truly improve famous tropical drinks like the Mai Tai, Daiquiri, Rum Punch etc., with excellent, intense base spirits, but at sensible pouring costs. But not just for TIKI drinks or tropical cocktails, any rum-based drink will taste better with TIKI LOVERS Rum.
Throughout Stephans earlier years as a seafarer, he traveled the tropics and experienced rum-making first hand in the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Trinidad, Cuba and Barbados. It was there he learned about the heritage of rum-making, blending and drinking.
Alexander, a designer, bartender and passionate Rum aficionado, was an early admirer of Polynesian pop art & culture – even more so after his first visit at the »Mai-Kai« in Fort Lauderdale, a TIKI temple built in 1956 which is still in existence. It was there he – intoxicated by Polynesian dance performances and TIKI drinks – scribbled down his first ideas for the label of their new rum brand.
All TIKI LOVERS Rums are all natural and at higher proof. Not only because this reduces pouring costs, but also because it improves the intensity, flavour and taste!
- TIKI LOVERS WHITE RUM, 700ml, 50% Vol.
- TIKI LOVERS DARK RUM, 700ml, 57% Vol.
- TIKI LOVERS PINEAPPLE, 700ml, 45% Vol.