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Merlet

Merlet
Créme de Poire Williams Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20.00
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2017 Best Fruit Liqueur

Merlet
Créme de Poire Williams Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
Clear straw color. Fruity aromas of ripe Williams pear, dried pineapple, sweet vanilla bean, and honeycrisp apple with a round, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length banana soufflé, creme Anglaise, fresh grass, and lemon zest finish. A fruity, pure, shining example of pear liqueur.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: ripe Williams pear, dried pineapple, sweet vanilla bean, and honeycrisp apple
Taste Flavor: banana soufflé, creme Anglaise, fresh grass, and lemon zest
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Southside
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, pure, shining example of pear liqueur.

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.