Category: Liqueur Reviews

Liqueur Review: Bols Pumpkin Smash

Bols Pumpkin SmashFruit LiqueurFinal Grade: FPrice: $12 (1L) If you're anything like me, the idea of a nice, spicy fall-like cocktail sounds delicious. And one of the most quintessentially fall flavors is pumpkin. A pumpkin cocktail sounds great, right? So around this time last year I headed for the liquor store in search of pumpkin … Read more

Brandy & Liqueur Reviews: Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac and Dry Curaçao

Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula CognacBrandy/CognacFinal Grade: B+Price: $45 (750ml) Pierre Ferrand Dry CuraçaoOrange LiqueurFinal Grade: A-Price: $30 (750ml) Cognac Ferrand is one of the hottest companies in the spirits world today. Mixologists, critics and connoisseurs have been following the French distillery with great interest as they introduce one excellent product after another. The force … Read more

Liqueur Review: PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur

PAMA Pomegranate LiqueurFruit LiqueurFinal Grade: A-Price: $24 (750ml) PAMA is the category leader in pomegranate liqueurs for a reason — it is by far the best one on the market. There are only a few of them out there, and none captures the pure flavor of pomegranate as well as PAMA does. In an area where … Read more

Liqueur Review: SNAP

SNAPLiqueurFinal Grade: B+Price: $30 (750ml) SNAP is an organic liqueur* produced by Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (AITA, for short), a Philadelphia-based design company. They previously launched the spirit ROOT, which has caught on with a lot of bartenders around the country. Fresh out of the bottle, SNAP's aroma is warm and sweet … Read more

Liqueur/Whiskey Review: Evan Williams Cherry Reserve

Evan Williams Cherry ReserveLiqueur/WhiskeyFinal Grade: B+Price: $15 (750ml) One of the most popular new sectors of the spirits business is a somewhat unusual one. Building on the popularity of the ubiquitous flavored vodkas, several distillers have started introducing flavored whiskeys. According to the production information, Evan Williams Cherry Reserve combines aged bourbon with "natural cherry flavor." … Read more

Liqueur Review: Trader Vic’s Macadamia Nut Liqueur

Trader Vic's Macadamia Nut LiqueurLiqueurFinal Grade: A-Price: $18 (750ml) If you read this blog regularly, you know that I have a bit of a sweet tooth. So when I picked up a bottle of Trader Vic's Macadamia Nut Liqueur, I was looking forward to sampling it right away. Trader Vic, of course, was the nom … Read more

Liqueur Review: Pallini Limoncello

Pallini LimoncelloLiqueurFinal Grade: B+Price: $26 (750ml) Summer may be over, but who says that means you have to stop drinking summery drinks? Certainly not me. It could be the coldest day of winter and I'll still drink a well mixed Daiquiri or Gin and Tonic. I realize this is a contrarian position, but cold drinks … Read more