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Drillaud

Drillaud
Elderflower Liqueur

Category: Floral Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 20%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19
Best Buy

Drillaud
Elderflower Liqueur

Category: Floral Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 20%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of elderflower, citra hops, Mandarina Bavaria hops with pineapple, flowers, herbs, and grapefruit, and orange peel and papaya juice with a syrupy, vibrant, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish revealing overtones of elderflower, distilled and candied hops, and mango and mint. Interesting and complex as this is not just the floral and sweet elderflower Liqueur one expects, but seems to use the whole plant and include a unique herbaceous quality.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: elderflower, citra hops, Mandarina Bavaria hops with pineapple, flowers, herbs, and grapefruit, and orange peel and papaya juice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of elderflower, distilled and candied hops, and mango and mint
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Interesting and complex as this is not just the floral and sweet elderflower Liqueur one expects, but seems to use the whole plant and include a unique herbaceous quality.

The Importer

Preiss Imports, LLC

The Importer
432 Maple Street, Suite 4
Ramona, CA 92065
USA
1 760-789-9000

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Floral Liqueur

Spirits Glass Copita Clear.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Floral liqueur includes those liqueurs made from flowers such as lavender, geranium, violets and elder flowers. They tend to be quite elegant with floral and light spice notes. The best are well balanced with subtle flavors and work well in summer cocktails.