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Merlet

Merlet
Lune d’Abricot Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 25%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38.00

Merlet
Lune d’Abricot Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 25%
Brilliant golden amber color. Complex, attractive aromas and flavors of dried apricot, white chocolate toffee, sesame nougat, and peach blossoms and honeycomb with a syrupy, bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a sleek, elegant, very long apricot jam on raisin scone and hint of chocolate orange peel finish. A superbly pure and flavorful apricot liqueur with great length and depth of flavor.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: dried apricot, white chocolate toffee, sesame nougat, and peach blossoms and honeycomb
Taste Flavor: apricot jam on raisin scone and hint of chocolate orange peel
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Bramble, Brandy Crusta
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superbly pure and flavorful apricot liqueur with great length and depth of flavor.

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.