Liqueur - Spices-Essences

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Geijer Glögg 1889 Liqueur

From: California, United States Liquor Review Category: Spices-Essences Liqueur

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Liqueur category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2013
  • 2014

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2013

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Proof66 Notes

Glogg Liqueur is said to be based upon a Swedish recipe using botanical infusions in a neutral spirit... very likely similar to aquavit, which has a wide variety of flavors (though in the modern era aquavit has come to be defined by a dominant caraway flavor, not the case here with the Glogg). The correct pronunciation is "Yay-er Gloohg" (which will make it a daunting thing to order at the bar). They say it is spicy and sweet with cardamon, cloves, and cinnamon. We're told by the producers that they first steep the herbs in hot water--rather like tea--for a full three days and this leaches the essence of the spices into the water. The water also acquires a color from the spices. The distillate is blended with the steeped water and sweetened cane sugar to achieve the desired taste and proof. It is designed to be an "exciting" cocktail ingredient but they also mention it can be heated and served straight. They note it is based upon spirits rather than wine, separating it from British mulled wine, German gluhwein among others. The liqueur is produced by contract at the California-based St George Spirits

The recommended serving for Geijer Glogg is warmed--as close to 150 degrees fahrenheit as possible (about the temperature of hot coffee or tea). 

Here at Proof66, we had the opportunity to personally taste the Geijer Glogg and were impressed... see our full review. Slightly warmed and served as Christmas was, in our opinion, it's highest and best use. 

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
Proof66 Staff Proof66 Staff (95) (2013-07-22)
The bottom line right at the top: Geijer Glogg is a remarkable and intense mélange of flavors. There is a tamarind sweetness mixed with a Yuletide explosion of spices. The proof is perfect at 40—neither too hot nor too weak. Mixing is more of an adventure… it is so intense that it needs more of a blank canvas than a lot of the modern mixologists will tolerate. In our experience, very basic clear spirits as the base with a little touch of something else is very nice. Mixed with lots of other flavored things, not so much. It’s best application is warmed and in a mug during snow under the moonlight. There, it is worth every penny and worth a drive to find. We recommend for those who are very particular about their kitchen, their ingredients, and want a highly desirable and conversation-setting dessert digestif. Huge recommendations for the chef as an ingredient. It loses just a touch with us because of a lack of versatility.
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