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Bardenay

Bardenay
Cassis Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 20%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$29.95

Bardenay
Cassis Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 20%
Dark rich fuchsia color. Sweet, fruity, herbal aromas of acai, beets, chocolate covered fig, rosemary, ginger, and menthol mint with a syrupy, bright, cloying fat body and a silky, nuanced, medium-long raspberry creme, chocolate wafer cookies, and blackberry jam finish. A dense cassis liqueur; a little goes a long way.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: acai, beets, chocolate covered fig, rosemary, ginger, and menthol mint
Taste Flavor: raspberry creme, chocolate wafer cookies, and blackberry jam
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Brooklyn, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dense cassis liqueur; a little goes a long way.

The Producer

Bardenay Inc.

The Producer
PO Box 1558
Boise, ID 83701
USA
1 208-426-0538

Their Portfolio

84 Bardenay Cassis Liqueur 20% (USA) $29.95.
89 Bardenay Strawberry Liqueur 18% (USA) $29.95.
87 Bardenay London Style Dry Gin 47.1% (USA) $27.95.

Fruit Liqueur

Spirits Glass Copita Ruby.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Fruit liqueurs are produced by two main methods, either purely with fruit juices or sometimes with fruit that has been steeped in alcohol. Numerous fruits are used in the production of fruit liqueurs, such as cherry, strawberry, raspberry, cassis and blackberry. Alcoholic content ranges from 15% to 30%.

These types of fruit liqueurs are produced throughout Europe, from France and Italy to Germany and Denmark. There are also some produced from the Caribbean, namely coconut liqueur.

While many of these fruit liqueurs are medium-sweet or even sweeter, there are some that are quite dry with a light bitterness. Most are meant for consumption on their own, sometimes before a meal, sometimes after.

This is an extremely popular category the world round, as many fruit liqueurs serve as the base of numerous cocktails.