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Archive for the ‘Liqueur’ Category

Review: Agavero (Licor de Tequila)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 14, 2020

Agavero is a tequila based liqueur based upon a blend of 100% blue agave Tequila (Reposado and Anejo), with the essence of the Damiana Flower.  Lazaro Gallardo, the founder of Los Camichines Distillery, in Jalisco, Mexico, is credited with creating Agavero in 1857. It is produced as a sipping liqueur meant for those who want a lighter, sweeter and more refined Tequila experience.

Agavero is distributed in North America by Proximo Spirits who have been increasing their presence on the world stage by acquiring key brands of distilled spirits such as Matusalem Rum, and Jose Cuervo Tequila.

Agavero (Licor de Tequila) is bottled at 32 per cent alcohol by volume.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Agavero (Licor de Tequila)

“… The aroma is very sweet and sugary with a muted somewhat punky agave scent. There are the vaguest hints of orange citrus, passion-fruit, peppery spices, and lime. The different scents are somewhat melted together and this is not aggressive at all. The normal spicy aroma I usually encounter in Tequila has been tamed …”

Please enjoy this review and the cocktail suggestion which follows, the Agavero Margarita.

Chimo!

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Review: Central City Peeled Orange Liqueur

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 17, 2020

Central City Brewers & Distillers began as a Brewpub in 2003 at Central City in Surrey BC. The original home of their first brewery can still be found at the original Central City Pub. Today, their main brewery and distillery operations are just down the hill from that original location in a state of the art, 65,000 square foot brewing facility.

Their Peeled Orange Liqueur is produced from malted barley which has been is aged for three years in American oak. The malt spirit is infused with orange peels, and acceding to the producers may be served on the rocks or enjoyed as a orange liqueur in your favourite cocktail.

Here is a link to my review of this new Orange Liqueur:

Review: Central City Peeled Orange Liqueur

“… When the glass is brought to the nose one notices immediately that this in not your normal orange liqueur. Notes of grain spice and hints of oak accompany the zesty orange scents that have risen into the air. Think of sticky sweet orange marmalade melded with Speyside whisky and that is close to what I am sensing in the breezes …”

Please enjoy my review, Chimo!

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Review: Black Fly Soda Fizz

Posted by Arctic Wolf on October 29, 2019

Black Fly Beverage Company promotes itself as Ontario’s first micro-distillery and was was founded in 2005 by husband & wife Rob Kelly and Cathy Siskind-Kelly. Named after the iconic insect immortalized by Canadian Folk Singer Wade Hemsworth, their company was given the first Distillery License granted in Ontario in over 100 years. The vision of Rob and Kathy is to create premium spirits with more natural flavours and less sweetness with quality ingredients and unique innovative packaging.

I was sent a variety of samples from Black Fly Beverages and I recently decided to complete a small review series of their product line. I began a few weeks ago with a review of the Black Fly Tequila Shaker Shots which I found very enjoyable. Today I am tackling their line-up of Soda Fizz, which includes Vodka Fizz (Lemon Lime) and Gin Fizz (Grapefruit).

Here is a link to my full review of the Soda Fizz products:

Review: Black Fly Soda Fizz

” … The use of real fruit juice instead of artificial flavours (artificial colour is used) gives the beverage a more natural taste than I have encountered with other cooler style beverages. The grapefruit flavour within the Gin Soda Fizz in particular was quite nice …”

Enjoy my review, and stay tuned as I delve further into the Black Fly beverage Line-up later this fall.

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Review: Wisniak na Rumie (Cherry Flavoured Liqueur)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 16, 2017

Wisniak na Rumie is a Cherry flavoured liqueur produced by Polmos Bielsko-Biala SA. This is the same Polish company responsible for the production of Extra Zytnia Vodka. Wisniak (cherry-flavoured) spirits are popular in Poland (as well as in Russia and The Ukraine).

Interestingly this particular cherry flavoured liqueur is, in addition to being flavoured with the natural juice of ripe cherries, also flavoured with Jamaican Rum. I must admit my interest was piqued at the mention of Jamaican Rum (I am the Rum Howler after all), and when I was offered a sample bottle to review, I jumped at the chance.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Wisniak na Rumie (Cherry Flavoured Liqueur)

“… The breezes above the glass are filled with lightly sweet scents of freshly sliced cherries with a touch of wine-like fermentation accenting the aroma. The underlying rum is hinted at with a light blush of herbal Jamaican funk (camphor, resin and menthol) seemingly entwined into the fresh cheery scent …”

Please enjoy the review which includes the recipe suggestion, Blood and Sand.

Chimo!

Note: Wisniak na Rumie is available in Ontario, and I am hoping that it will be received well enough such that it makes its way across Canada to the Alberta market as well.

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Review: Legendario Elixir de Cuba

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 20, 2017

elixir-de-cuba-sam_2956My first review for Legendario Elixir de Cuba was published in 2009, However, as US restrictions of Cuban products appear to be easing I thought it would be timely to revisit the brand. The brand owner, Legendario Rum is headquartered in Spain, however the rum used within the Elixir de Cuba’s blend is apparently imported from Cuba. The brand, was founded in the city of Havana in 1946.

According to the research I conducted, Legendario Elixir de Cuba, is produced from a blend of  2 to 4 year-old Cuban Rums (source: Rum Distribution.com). The rums were aged in American oak barrels at temperatures which approached 47°C. After the rums were blended, extracts of macerated raisins, syrup, and demineralised water are added, and this blended mixture is rested (or married) in American oak barrels for several weeks (30 days) after which the final spirit is filtered through a traditional system of activated carbon filters and silica sand before bottling.

According to Phil Moncton of the GFH Group (the Ontario importer), Legendario Elixir De Cuba is now available in Ontario (via the GFH Group) through LCBO Private Order.

Here is a link to my newly written review for the Legendario Elixir de Cuba:

Review: Legendario Elixir de Cuba

” … The aroma is rich and inviting with smells of oak infused rum and caramel, brandy and raisins, and some dark chocolate drifting in the breezes above the glass. It is almost as if we are encountering a sweet mixture of rum, cognac, and dark caramel …”

Please enjoy my review of this outstanding rum liqueur, Chimo!

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