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The Irishman

The Irishman
Superior Irish Cream Liqueur

Category: Cream Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 17%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19
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The Irishman
Superior Irish Cream Liqueur

Category: Cream Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 17%
Opaque taupe color. Aromas of caramel milkshake, egg nog, and butter with a creamy, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length coffee creamer and butterscotch finish. A sweet and creamy treat to perk up coffee.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied
Aroma Aroma: caramel milkshake, egg nog, and butter
Taste Flavor: coffee creamer and butterscotch
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and creamy treat to perk up coffee.

The Producer or Importer

Hotaling & Co. Importer-Distiller

The Producer or  Importer
550 Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 415-4158674465

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Cream Liqueur

Spirits Glass Cream.jpg
Serve in a Rocks Glass
Cream Liqueur, quite simply is a liqueur that has dairy cream added to a liquor. The most famous examples come from Ireland; they have a base of Irish whiskey; there are also version from Scotland, Canada, the US and several other countries.

Most of these cream liqueurs are in the 14% to 17% alcoholic range and are medium-sweet with flavors such as nougat, praline and chocolate. Most are served over the rocks. The category took off in the 1970s and although not as wildly popular today, it has remained strong.