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Merlet

Merlet
Crème de Mure Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.95
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Merlet
Crème de Mure Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
Dark ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of dark ripe cherry, blackberries, and black cassis with a round, crisp, very sweet full body and a polished, layered, medium-long finish with suggestions of honeyed plum finish. A concentrated ripe and pure berry liqueur that will make for quintessential Kir Royales and El Diablos; try in all types of cocktails and desserts.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: dark ripe cherry, blackberries, and black cassis
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of honeyed plum
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: El Diablo, Kir Royale
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A concentrated ripe and pure berry liqueur that will make for quintessential Kir Royales and El Diablos; try in all types of cocktails and desserts.

The Producer

Distillerie Merlet & Fils

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

Their Portfolio

84 Merlet Trois Citrus Triple Sec 40% (France) $30.00.
93 Merlet Créme de Poire Williams Liqueur 18% (France) $20.00.
94 Merlet Soeurs Cerises Cherry Brandy Liqueur 24% (France) $30.00.
83 Merlet Chevessac Pineau des Charentes Extra Vieux 17% (France) $35.99.
94 Merlet Crème de Melon Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Mure Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Framboise Liqueur 18% (France) $23.95.
90 Merlet C2 Café Liqueur 33% (France) $31.95.
88 Merlet VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $42.95.

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.