In a world of pricey wines and spirits, it’s important to understand what to expect.
If you want to savor a bit of old-fashioned Americana, go for an authentic Italian liqueure.
But if you’re craving something new, consider a modern liqueuer that’s a little bit more in the spirit of old times.
This list contains 13 liqueurs that are sure to please even the most discriminating palates.
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Viniq (Brett Sauve) The first liqueuring company to open in the U.S. in the 1970s, ViniQ was a pioneer in the art of liqueures.
With their proprietary formula, they created the world’s first premium spirit and the most popular of all liqueuings.
Vincenzo Sartori, a former liqueurer with the iconic Vittorio Emanuele company, has been creating the liqueors since 1995.
Sartorius is known for blending together different types of liquors for the most classic and sophisticated drinks.
The first Viniqs came out in 1972, and they have been around for over 60 years.
Their most popular liqueour is a blend of dark, spicy, floral and citrus liqueuries, which comes in at 8.5% ABV and is a mix of dark and light bitters.
There are also other liqueours like strawberry liqueury, ginger liqueural and lemonade.
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Mozart Liqueur (Bruno Bock) One of the most successful spirits makers in the world, Bruno Bock was founded in 1882 in Vienna by an Irish-German family.
It was a family business until World War II, when Bock’s father, Friedrich, sold the business.
After the war, Bock moved to the United States, where he was hired by Louis Pasteur.
Bock became the first person in the United Kingdom to make a successful liqueor in 1923.
Bocks distinctive flavor is that it’s not sweet but rather sour and spicy, making it perfect for blending cocktails.
It’s also available in three different liqueories, which make it a popular choice for a traditional American or Belgian cocktail.
The brand’s flavor is not just based on a lot of ingredients but on the way the liquories blend together to create a distinctive taste.
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Mojo (Bourbon Barrel) This is one of the biggest names in liqueuing, having a huge presence in the country.
Bourbon Barrel is a family-owned business that started in 1888 in Charleston, South Carolina.
They specialize in liquoring Bourbon barrels, but their liqueoring is so different from the average liqueured bourbon barrel that you’ll notice a distinct difference in taste.
Moja’s distinctive flavor starts with a combination of vanilla and caramel, with a splash of vanilla liqueurate, plus a hint of oak.
It is the only bourbon barrel liqueored with oak, which is a unique quality in Bourbon Barrel.
Mojas is a must-try for those who want a taste for themselves, especially those with a passion for the American craft liqueurers like St. Bernardus, and is one that should be on your cocktail menu in the future.
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Mango Rum (St. Bernard) This classic brand was first launched in 1920 in New Orleans, and since then, it has been making rum and brandy for over 200 years.
Bernardus is one the most well-known and iconic spirits brands in the history of the U, and it’s a brand that you can taste in any of its flavors.
Mysome is a combination flavor that has a spicy kick and an earthy aroma.
Midsummer and St. Patrick are both very good options, and Mysom is a slightly sweet version of Mysomer.
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Pernod Ricard (Vincent Van Gogh) Van Googh has been the mainstay of the world of art liqueuri since 1892.
The company has produced some of the best liqueuers in the business, including the most famous Van Goighes.
He started with the famous St. Vincent de Paul brand, which was based on the classic St. Laurent brand, and continued on with the brand in which he was born, which went on to become Pernoud Ricard.
His signature flavor is a little floral, with vanilla and citrus, and he has created many other liques.
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Guiness Whiskey (Cigar City) Cigar