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Great Lakes Distillery

Great Lakes Distillery
Good Land Door County Cherry Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 25%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

Great Lakes Distillery
Good Land Door County Cherry Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 25%
Dark burnt sienna color. Aromas of dried cranberry, spice cabinet, autumn leaves, and cascara with a velvety, vibrant, very sweet medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-length amarena cherry preserves, mixed peppercorns, and sarsaparilla finish. Snappy cherry flavor that will mesh well with aged spirits; best for stirred cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Candied
Aroma Aroma: dried cranberry, spice cabinet, autumn leaves, and cascara
Taste Flavor: amarena cherry preserves, mixed peppercorns, and sarsaparilla
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Snappy cherry flavor that will mesh well with aged spirits; best for stirred cocktails.

The Producer

Great Lakes Distillery

The Producer
616 W. Virginia Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
USA
1 414-431-8683

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.