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Merlet Créme de Cassis Saintonge Boisée Black Currant Liqueur

From: France Liquor Review Category: Berry Liqueur

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  • Proof66 Rating : 763 / 7631Merlet Créme de Cassis Saintonge Boisée Black Currant Liqueur
    Rabble Rating : 5.0 / 5.0
    Producer and Owner: Distillerie Merlet and Fris
    ABV: 20.0% Proof: 40.0
    Price (USD) : $28
    Age: N/A

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99th Percentile
This score falls in the 99th percentile of all spirits in the Liqueur category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2012

Proof66 Notes

Merlet Creme de Cassis comes from black currants first planted in 1970 and became the first of a range of cordials offered by company. Their website mentions that the black currants perform best when the plant is stressed--particularly the noir de bourgogne variety that is the base for this liqueur; consequently, it is planted on poor ground with no irrigation.

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Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
bearmark bearmark (28)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-06-20)
A fabulous mixer with an intense, sweet currant flavor, but not overpowering.  I didn't expect to like this too much, but it's the best mixing liqueur I've found next to St. Germain.  I've had this with bourbon and lemon juice, tequila and lemon juice and several other combinations with vodka and gin.  The tart of the lemon juice complements the sweetness of this liqueur very well (lime doesn't work as well). If you can find this (I had a friend pick it up in Paris), it's well worth a try.  I've got to figure out how to get my next bottle!
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