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

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