Liqueur - Berry
Whidbeys Island Distillery Loganberry Liqueur
This score falls in the 95th percentile of all spirits in the Liqueur category and is an example of the very best in its class.
Whidbey Island Distillery's first launch was their Loganberry liqueur, featuring the flavors of the locally produced and popular berry. The base spirit is a distillation of locally made wine (one could think of it as an eau-de-vie) that is infused with loganberry as opposed to the more typical grain-based spirits. We interpret this as meaning a lighter, more "citrusy" spirit. They suggest sipping neat or mixing with champagne as an alternative to the Kir Royale cocktail.
The Whidbey Island Distillery is is owned and managed by Jim, Steve, and Bev Heising who established the distillery in 2010 on their own 9 acre retirement home on Whidbey Island. They use a custom-designed continuous column still.
[Note: there was a Whidbey's Loganberry liqueur produced in the same area by Chateau St Michelle that has been discontinued. This is a new liqueur produced by a different company and distiller.]