About Liqueurs from Dominican Republic

About Liqueurs from Dominican Republic
The sprit industry in the Dominican Republic centers around rum; given the importance of sugar can in the nation's economy, this is a natural. There are numerous styles, from extra dry, which is clear, aged for two to five years in oak casks to riserva, that are aged for a few years more, usually in sherry casks, which imparts a tawny or amber color. A few of these older rums are aged for 25-30 years. Dominican rum has tantalizing flavors of roasted nuts, toffee, honeycomb, coffee and praline. The offer excellent complexity, with the younger offerings displaying fruit overtones, while the older examples display a long, elegant finish with dried leaf and tobacco notes. These are voluptuous rums.

Top Picks for Dominican Republic

Liqueurs

Tremols Mamajuana Fruit Liqueur
89 points
$13
Best Buy
Brilliant neon amber orange color. Peppery, herbal aromas and flavors of cracked mixed peppercorns, dried Latin herbs, spiced dried fruits, and nopales with an oily, sweet body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length creamed honey, vanilla cream, and epazote finish. A very interesting, peppery herbal liqueur that will make creative cocktails.
89 points $13 Best Buy
Tremols Prince Edward Rum Cream
88 points
$13.50
Best Buy
Creamy tan color. Delicate, nutty aromas and flavors of nut brittle, maple fudge, egg nog, and tres leche cake with a silky, soft, very sweet medium-full body and a smooth, stimulating, breezy banana cream pie, delicate spice, and brandied cherries finish. A fun and flavorful cream liqueur.
88 points $13.50 Best Buy
Royal Sambucca
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Brilliant slivery straw color. Herbal aromas of candied aniseed, oregano, and lemongrass with a syrupy, crisp, very sweet medium-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length dried orange peel and cinnamon finish. A lingering anise liqueur to add intrigue to cocktails, or as an after-dinner offering.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Royal White Vermouth
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright yellow straw color. Fruity aromas of gooseberries, melon salad, fruit punch, and persimmon with a round, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a seamless, medium-length bitter apple and dried papaya finish. A fruity vermouth for warm weather cocktails.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Tremols Amaretto
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Brilliant amber color. Aromas of glace cherries, almond extract, and apricot kernel with a glycerous, crisp, very sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long sweet nutmeg finish. A cherry-forward amaretto with wide appeal.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Tremols Piña Colada Cream Liqueur
85 points
$12
Creamy white color. Delicate, buttery, creamy confected funky aromas of coconut cream, dried pineapple, and cream cheese with a creamy, shy, sweet medium body and an even, interesting, breezy pineapple yogurt, overripe papaya, and coconut sorbet and oil finish. A soft, piña colada liqueur.
Tremols Coco Fruit Liqueur
83 points
$12
Clear color. Bright, tropical aromas of coconut husk and meat, vanilla candle, and wicker with a glycerous, bright, sweet body and a tingling, relaxed coconut-pineapple lozenge and marshmallow finish. A solid, sweet coconut liqueur for mixing.
Tremols Limón Fruit Liqueur
81 points
$12
Clear color. Delicate, citrusy aromas of lemon-lime soda and lemon pepper with a satiny, bright, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk diet lemon sparkling and tonic waters and whipped cream finish. A mellow lemon-lime liqueur for mixing.