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Merlet

Merlet
Creme de Cassis de Saintonge Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 20%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$20.00
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Merlet
Creme de Cassis de Saintonge Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 20%
Opaque dark violet color. Fruity, herbal, complex aromas and flavors of honeyed cassis, delicate spice and herbs, dark chocolate hint, and root vegetable with a thick, moderately sweet full body and a smooth, complex, very long cassis jam, floral honey, and hint of menthol mint and ginger finish. A fantastically rich and pure creme de cassis.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: honeyed cassis, delicate spice and herbs, dark chocolate hint, and root vegetable
Taste Flavor: cassis jam, floral honey, and hint of menthol mint and ginger
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Kir Royale, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastically rich and pure creme de cassis.
The Producer

Distillerie Merlet & Fils

The Producer
40, Rue de Chevessac
St. Sauvant, 17610
France
33 -546 91 50 36
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.
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