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Great Lakes Distillery

Great Lakes Distillery
Good Land Wisconsin Cranberry Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 25%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99

Great Lakes Distillery
Good Land Wisconsin Cranberry Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 25%
Dark fuchsia color. Spicy aromas and flavors of cinnamon, clove, star anise, candied grapefruit peel, pomegranate, hibiscus, and black tea with a satiny, vibrant, bittersweet medium body and a seamless, stimulating, medium-length finish with nuances of cranberry sauce finish. A spicy, fruity balance of cinnamon and cranberry makes this an ideal liqueur for upscale holiday cocktails; bartenders take note.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon, clove, star anise, candied grapefruit peel, pomegranate, hibiscus, and black tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of cranberry sauce
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: French 75, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy, fruity balance of cinnamon and cranberry makes this an ideal liqueur for upscale holiday cocktails; bartenders take note.

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.