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Merlet

Merlet
Crème De Cassis de Saintonge Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 20%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Merlet
Crème De Cassis de Saintonge Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 20%
Mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, black currant, mint, and pineapple husk with a syrupy, lively, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, engaging, rapid finish revealing impressions of red and black currants, logan berries, boysenberry, and smoked meat. A pleasing array of sweet red and blackberries for dessert or a wonder in cocktail applications.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, black currant, mint, and pineapple husk
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of red and black currants, logan berries, boysenberry, and smoked meat
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasing array of sweet red and blackberries for dessert or a wonder in cocktail applications.

The Importer

Bedford & Grove Ltd

The Importer
12700 Townpark Way
Louisville, KY 40243
USA
1 502-244-4123

Their Portfolio

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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.