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KOVAL Distillery

KOVAL Distillery
Cranberry Gin Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 30%
Certified Organic
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

KOVAL Distillery
Cranberry Gin Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 30%
Garnet color. Exotic, spicy aromas of horehound candy, dried ginger, eucalyptus, marinated hot peppers, star anise, sesame, salted plum, and dried mushroom with a satiny, racy, sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long tart cranberry, sloeberry and oolong tea finish. A totally unique liqueur with piles of East Asian spices and racy acidity; one-of-a-kind craft cocktails, coming right up!

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy, Herbal, Funky & Complex
Aroma Aroma: horehound candy, dried ginger, eucalyptus, marinated hot peppers, star anise, sesame, salted plum, and dried mushroom
Taste Flavor: tart cranberry, sloeberry and oolong tea
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Manhattan, Saketini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A totally unique liqueur with piles of East Asian spices and racy acidity; one-of-a-kind craft cocktails, coming right up!

The Producer

KOVAL Distillery

The Producer
5121 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
USA
1 312-878-7988

Their Portfolio

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.