Allspice berries are a versatile and aromatic ingredient commonly used in the production of alcoholic beverages, particularly in the creation of spiced rum. These small, dark brown berries are the dried fruit of the Pimenta dioica tree, which is native to Jamaica and other parts of Central and South America.
The unique flavor and aroma of allspice berries are due to their rich blend of notes reminiscent of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. These fragrant berries offer a warm and spicy taste profile, making them a popular choice for adding depth and complexity to alcoholic beverages.
How to use:
- Crush berries and add to boiler, ginning head during distillation.
- They can also be used in distilled spirit using maceration as an extraction method.