Full Review

Merlet

Merlet
Lune D’Abricot Flavored Brandy Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 25%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29

Merlet
Lune D’Abricot Flavored Brandy Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 25%
Golden amber color. Aromas of peach puree, sweet ginger, peach iced tea, and cotton candy with a glycerous, crisp, very sweet light body and a medium-length lemon gummies and apricot-peach smoothie finish. A boldly apricot-flavored Liqueur to dress up cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: peach puree, sweet ginger, peach iced tea, and cotton candy
Taste Flavor: lemon gummies and apricot-peach smoothie
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Long Island Iced Tea, Sangria
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A boldly apricot-flavored liqueur to dress up cocktails.

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.

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.