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Midori Melon Liqueur

Midori Melon Liqueur was created by Suntory – a Japan-based spirits and soft drinks company. They produce their products in collaboration with several international production facilities. This particular bottle was produced by Fielding & Jones, LTD in Chicago. The original melon liqueur was created by Shinjiro Torii, and released in Japan under a different product name in 1964. It is made using two different varieties of rare Japanese muskmelon. The distinctive bright green coloring is artificially added, as the melon insides are actually orange. In 1978, the melon liqueur was released in the U.S. as Midori Melon Liqueur. The recipe was updated […]

bottle of Di Amore Amaretto sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Di Amore Amaretto

Di Amore Amaretto is produced by Barton Distilling Company – a Kentucky based spirits company owned by Sazerac. Although many retailers list “Italy” as Di Amore‘s country of origin, I could not find definitive evidence of where it was made. Funnily enough, Sazerac does not seem to be publicly associated with any Italian distilleries, nor does Barton 1792 Distillery seem to publicly claim the brand. This particular bottle of Amaretto Liqueur is produced using crushed essence of apricot. It is bottled at 42 proof. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ ABV: 21% ❖ Distillery: Undisclosed ❖ Aging: N/A ❖ Price Point: low price MY TASTING NOTES The nose notes of […]

bottle of Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur is produced by Luxardo – an Italy-based spirits producer originally founded in Zara, Dalmatia in 1821. They produce a variety of spirits including liqueurs, aperitifs, and more. After World War II left much of Zara in ruins, the distillery was rebuilt in Torreglia, Italy in 1947. A family-owned company each step of the way, it is now being run by the seventh generation of Luxardos. This particular bottle of Maraschino liqueur is modeled after a Dalmatian liqueur called rosolio maraschino, which was made in convents and monasteries as early as the medieval period. Luxardo Maraschino is made from marasca […]

St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur

St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur is produced by St. Elder Artisanal Liqueur – a Massachusetts based spirits company that produces a handful of liqueurs such as Elderflower, Pamplemousse, and Blood Orange. Each of their liqueur products is handcrafted and made in small batches, with the aim of creating a pure, fresh flavor that can be used in cocktails. This particular bottle of Elderflower Liqueur is made using natural elderflower blossom extract from the American Elder tree. It is infused into an unspecified base spirit, and the final product is bottled at 40 proof. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ ABV: 20% ❖ Distillery: Undisclosed (Somerville, MA) […]

Bottle of Mr Stacks Pumpkin Spice Liqueur sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Mr Stacks Pumpkin Spice Liqueur

I’m not ashamed to admit it – I’m a Chicana gal who loves pumpkin spice. Pumpkin was always my favorite pie, and I will not apologize. It’s the best spice combo ever invented. That’s why every year, I try to review at least 1 tasty-looking pumpkin spice flavored spirit. This year, I went for something a little more ubiquitous that I honestly can’t believe I haven’t tried yet: Mr Stacks Pumpkin Spice Liqueur. Mr Stacks Pumpkin Spice Liqueur is produced by Mister Stacks Specialties Company – a Minnesota based spirits company that produces a wide variety of liqueurs and schnapps products. Unfortunately, production information for their […]