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Merlet

Merlet
C2 Café Liqueur

Category: Coffee Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 33%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$31.95

Merlet
C2 Café Liqueur

Category: Coffee Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 33%
Dark mahogany color. Aroma of caramel latte with a satiny, vibrant, bittersweet medium body and a silky, delightful, medium-long chocolate covered berries, espresso drizzled chocolate cake, hazelnut, and smoked espresso finish. A rich, dark-roasted coffee liqueur with a pop of acidity and balanced bitter notes.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Rich & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: caramel latte
Taste Flavor: chocolate covered berries, espresso drizzled chocolate cake, hazelnut, and smoked espresso
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Chocolate Martini, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, dark-roasted coffee liqueur with a pop of acidity and balanced bitter notes.

The Producer

Distillerie Merlet & Fils

The Producer
40, Rue de Chevessac
St. Sauvant, 17610
France
33 -546 91 50 36

Their Portfolio

BR Merlet Chevessac Pineau des Charentes Extra Vieux 17% (France) $35.99. - Bronze Medal
94 Merlet Crème de Melon Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Mure Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Framboise Liqueur 18% (France) $23.95.
90 Merlet C2 Café Liqueur 33% (France) $31.95.
88 Merlet VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $42.95.
98 Merlet Creme De Cassis de Saintonge Fruit Liqueur 20% (France) $23.00.
93 Merlet Creme De Peche de Vigne Fruit Liqueur 18% (France) $23.00.
BR Merlet Trois Citrus Fruit Liqueur 40% (France) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Merlet Lune D’Abricot Flavored Brandy Liqueur 25% (France) $29.00.

Coffee Liqueur

Spirits Glass Copita Brown Black.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Coffee liqueurs, made with coffee and alcohol, are some of the most popular liqueurs in the world. Producers in countries around the world craft versions, from Ireland to Italy to Mexico. A basic type is creme de cacao, made from the extract of cocoa beans, while others coffee liqueurs are famed as particular brand names. Alcoholic content ranges from 18% to 30%.

Coffee liqueurs can be served hot or cold, neat or over ice or served with cola or, of course, coffee. They also serve as the base for famous cocktails such as a White or Black Russian.