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Amarguinha

Amarguinha
Creamy Almond Liqueur

Category: Cream Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 17%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$17

Amarguinha
Creamy Almond Liqueur

Category: Cream Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 17%
Straw color. Aromas of almond extract, almond flour, cherry pits, and artificial orange syrup with a light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium cherry, almond, cream, and dried apricot finish. Cherry and almond in a very creamy base.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: almond extract, almond flour, cherry pits, and artificial orange syrup
Taste Flavor: cherry, almond, cream, and dried apricot
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Cherry and almond in a very creamy base.

The Producer

LCWS BRANDS LDA

The Producer
QUINTA DO MEIRAL
LOUSA, 3200-095
Portugal

Their Portfolio

88 Aldeia Velha Vínica Brandy 40% (Portugal) $20.00.
BR Amarguinha Creamy Almond Liqueur 17% (Portugal) $17.00. - Bronze Medal

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.