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Batiste HQ

P.O Box 6

Marin County

California 94964

415.583.9601 (Sales & Marketing)

415.725.1518 (Other inquiries)

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Why spell rhum with an “h”?

Rhum is the French spelling of “rum”, and ours starts in the French Caribbean (because that’s where you find the best sugarcane on the planet). Although American finished & bottled, a tip of the hat to our French famille…we keep the “h”.

What IS Batiste MADE FROM?

Three ingredients: Fresh-Pressed Sugarcane Juice, Yeast, Water.

Our cane is non-GMO, grown chemical, herbicide and pesticide-free on a single island. From the ground to your glass, every inch of the supply chain was consciously-constructed and is constantly monitored to ensure a clean, beautiful rhum that’s Easy to Use, Easy on You, and Easy on the Earth.

If you’re wondering how Batiste is different, consider that many rums are made from molasses or sugar crystals, by-products of industrial processes that when turned into a spirit may require multiple distillations or additives to make them enjoyable.

Is Batiste Aged?

Batiste Silver is unaged. Batiste Gold is aged 3 months in high-char rye whiskey barrels, picking up some color and whiskey notes (makes a great Old Fashioned!). We could age Gold longer but Batiste is plenty flavorful and complex already.

Is Batiste Gluten-FREE?

Yes, both Silver and Gold are gluten-free. Our cane juice & yeast are gluten-free and distillation removes gluten from any pure spirit (i.e. the rye whiskey barrels we age Gold in). You can learn more online at sites like www.beyondceliac.org.

HOW IS BATISTE “EASY TO USE”?

Cane Juice is the ideal base for Spirits, really what nature intended (and why we only have to distill once), so Batiste brings new meaning to “delicious”, “accessible” and “versatile”. That’s a long way of saying “however you use Batiste, it will make your drink better”. In a martini, negroni or with just a splash of soda water…Batiste is easy, like cocktails should be!

Check out our Mixology page or follow us on Instagram for ideas but always trust your gut and #justaddbatiste.

HOW IS BATISTE “EASY ON YOU”?

Cane Juice has a favorable glycemic index (43 out of 100 if you’re wondering), generally meaning it’s easier for your body to digest. Since we start with that, don’t add anything, and constantly monitor production to ensure our rhum stays clean, Batiste ends up in a similar place. We encourage you to research the health attributes of sugarcane juice and a transparent production process. We also recommend fresh fruit or juices for cocktail mixers but if unavailable simply advise steering clear of anything with artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. And of course, stay hydrated.

HOW IS BATISTE “EASY ON THE EARTH”?

Batiste promises and delivers a transparent production process that future generations can inherit without modification; check out the Production page.

Has Batiste Won Awards?

Batiste received Gold (Ministry of Rum), Silver (Berlin International Spirits Competition), Bronze (New York International Spirits Competition and San Francisco World Spirits Competition), and a 92-point rating (Cigar & Spirits Magazine). Pretty cool, but the opinion we really care about is yours, so we spend our time earning the awareness, admiration, and devotion of cocktail-lovers like you. Drop us an email or Instagram shout and let us know how you #justaddbatiste.

Can I see your operation?

Of course!  Check out our Production Page for video/pics or drop us a line anytime. There’s nothing like walking through the cane fields next to the distillery, or tasting an aging rhum straight from the barrel. Caribbean ops (farming, distillery) are on the island of Marie-Galante. United States ops (finishing, aging, bottling) are in Napa, California.

WHERE CAN I FIND BATISTE?

Throughout California and New York City, check out the Find page for a store-locator map. If you live somewhere else, please be patient (and tell all your CA and NYC friends about Batiste so we get to a store near you sooner).

WHy THE PICTURES OF ANIMALS at the TOP OF EACH WEB PAGE?

They are a constituency we serve. At Batiste, Sustainability is Foundation not Feature.