Historically, the credit for the development of liqueurs goes to the monks of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, who created various tonics and beverages to promote health by experimenting with combinations of roots and herbs mixed with a spirit base. Many of those products, including Chartreuse & Benedictine, have survived to this day. Read More »
Another of Bramley & Gage's amazing fruit liqueurs, this time made with the Cydonia Oblonga or European Quince, a large, fragrant yellow fruit related to the pear. B & G Quince liqueur won a Quality Drinks Award 2008 and Taste of the West Gold and Best Drink 2007.
This Greengage liqueur from Bramley & Gage is best served chilled as an aperitif, or at room temperature as an after dinner liqueur. For those who don't already know, a greengage is a special type of plum.
A good-value lower-strength cassis from Briottet. The company was founded by James Demontry in 1836 and taken over by Edmond Briottet in the 20th century, whose family ownership it remains in today after almost six generations.
A bright blue entry in the Sourz range, this has big citrus up front, followed by tropical fruit and a 'zingy sour finish'. One for shooters or mixed with orange juice and lemonade for a signature 'Tropical Sunrise'.
Founded in 1874, the French liqueur house Gabriel Boudier is justly most famous for its Creme de Cassis, but also produces a wide range of other fine fruit-based liqueurs with pretty labels, of which this raspberry liqueur is an outstanding example.