TIKI LOVERS is the Rum brand created by Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck who are also the makers of The Bitter Truth products.
We had already successfully branched out into the tropical category with liqueurs like Falernum and Pimento Dram – but it was time to travel further…
While being on the road as ambassadors for our brand, we often experienced Tiki cocktails that were only so-so.
We realized that the rums used in the drinks were lacking character. It was then that the idea was born to create blended rums that are ideal for use in Tiki/Tropical cocktails.
Throughout Stephan’s 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 opened 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 are at a higher proof for more intensity, flavor, and taste!