Liqueur - Fruit

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Borducan Orange Liqueur

From: Italy Liquor Review Category: Fruit Liqueur

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Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Liqueur category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2014

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2015
  • 2016

Proof66 Notes

Borducan orange liqueur traces its heritage to 1872 to a Davide Bregonzio and blends infusions of orange with a proprietary combination of alpine herbs and saffron. The name is said to come from the misspelling of the Arabian word for orange, bortukal. We're told the modern spirit is made in Italy a Distillerie Francoli and owned by Borducan International. It is made from a base distillate from sugar beets--a kind of rum or rhum agricole--which signals to us a slightly sweeter, lighter base than a more typical grain spirit.

Here at Proof66, we had a chance to try Borducan ourselves and were quite favorably impressed. It's highest and best use is in a Margarita cocktail served on the rocks with a reposado tequila.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
Proof66 Staff Proof66 Staff (95) (2015-01-11)
We love spirits who are distinctive and declare themselves; we love spirits that stand apart from the norm. In this, Borducan is a blinding success. It is easily identifiable from triple-sec and all major brands of orange liqueur that we're aware of as well as announcing itself with ALL CAPS emphasis in just about any cocktail. For some, that's like hearing a cover band do your favorite song and, doing it differently, is upsetting to you. This is particularly true for vodka cocktails. For others who are looking for different, avant garde flavors, this will be a delight. It might share some similarities with Italian amaro liqueurs and be very appealing to those who find traditional amaros too bitter and difficult to work with but are pleased with the prospect of the herbal complexity. While your first reflex will be to put Borducan in vodka and gin drinks like any regular old triple-sec or Cointreau, avoid that temptation and try it with aged tequila (Margaritas) or even whiskey (Old Fashioned)... it mixes gorgeously with oak.
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