Created from sugar cane spirits from the East and West Indies, KRONAN Swedish Punsch offers a rich, full-bodied rum palate with complex notes of toffee, smoke, molasses and leather. The history of Swedish punsch dates back to 1733 when the Swedish East India Company started importing the main ingredient – the sugar cane spirit Batavia Arrack. Since that time, punsch has held a unique place in Swedish culture. Originally it was mixed using heat to melt the sugar into the alcohol and served while warm. With bottled commercial versions appearing around 1840, it became more common to serve it chilled. By the turn of the 20th century, Swedish punsch found its way to America, where it became an essential ingredient in numerous classic cocktails. In the turmoil of prohibition and global war it disappeared from the market until the launch of KRONAN Swedish Punsch in 2012.