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Whidbey Island Distillery

Whidbey Island Distillery
Boysenberry Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 23%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.95

Whidbey Island Distillery
Boysenberry Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 23%
Opaque dark garnet color. Fresh, jammy aromas of boysenberry pie and lozenge, delicate sweet and peppery spices, edible flowers and fancy soap, and potter’s clay with a satiny, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long spicy fruit cake, sarsaparilla, and mint finish. A nicely layered liqueur with pure boysenberry fruit and hints of Alpine herbs and spices.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: boysenberry pie and lozenge, delicate sweet and peppery spices, edible flowers and fancy soap, and potter's clay
Taste Flavor: spicy fruit cake, sarsaparilla, and mint
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Kir Royale, Pimm's Cup, Espresso Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely layered liqueur with pure boysenberry fruit and hints of Alpine herbs and spices.
The Producer

Whidbey Island Distillery

The Producer
3466 Craw Road
Langley, WA 98260
USA
1 360-321-4715
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.