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Merlet

Merlet
Soeurs Cerises Cherry Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 24%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38

Merlet
Soeurs Cerises Cherry Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 24%
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cherry cola, devil’s food cake, bomb pop, and black cassis syrup with a round, vibrant, cloying fat body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish with overtones of berry jam and cherry slushie. A bold berry Liqueur with subtle chocolate nuances.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: cherry cola, devil's food cake, bomb pop, and black cassis syrup
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of berry jam and cherry slushie
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Kir Royale, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold berry liqueur with subtle chocolate nuances.

The Producer

Distillerie Merlet & Fils

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

Their Portfolio

93 Amérisse Liqueur Amére au Cassis 22% (France) $30.00.
92 Coperies French Single Malt Whisky 40% (France) $70.00.
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.
94 Merlet Crème De Fraise Strawberry Liqueur 18% (France) $35.00.
96 Merlet Crème De Poire Williams Pear Liqueur 18% (France) $35.00.
95 Merlet Soeurs Cerises Cherry Liqueur 24% (France) $38.00.
85 Merlet Brothers Blend VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $60.00.
89 Merlet VS Cognac 40% (France) $50.00.
89 Merlet XO Cognac 40% (France) $100.00.

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.