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Hofland

Hofland
"Meesterbitter" Herbal Liqueur

Category: Herb/Spice Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 35%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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Hofland
"Meesterbitter" Herbal Liqueur

Category: Herb/Spice Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 35%
Bright bronze color. Delicate, attractive, buttery aromas and flavors of sassafras, molasses spice cake, toasted citrus and mint, and cumin spiced nuts with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long bitter barks and roots, cola, pepper, and earth finish. A vibrant, stimulating, and well balanced herbal liqueur that would be a good introduction to the category.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal
Aroma Aroma: sassafras, molasses spice cake, toasted citrus and mint, and cumin spiced nuts
Taste Flavor: bitter barks and roots, cola, pepper, and earth
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Negroni, Pimm's Cup, Boulevardier
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant, stimulating, and well balanced herbal liqueur that would be a good introduction to the category.

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Herb-Spice Liqueur

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Serve in a Copita
Herb/spice liqueurs are alcoholic beverages that contain added flavor from the addition of spices, herbs, barks or roots. There are many famous herbal liqueurs in Europe, some of them produced by monks or other religious orders; some of these contain more than 100 herbs as part of the recipes!

These liqueurs are most often served neat, although some are mixed with water and/or ice. Most have an alcoholic range between 35%-55%.