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Review: Ceili’s Cream Cappuccino

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 3, 2011

Ceili (pronounced Kay-lee) is an Irish word for a sort of community get-together complete with music, song, dance, and of course, a little food and the drink. Thus Ceili’s Cream Cappuccino is meant to be a Cream Liqueur suitable for such an occasion. It is a product of Highwood Distillers, and is a rich and creamy liqueur which combines Canadian Whisky with a richly flavoured coffee cream. It is bottled at 15 % alcohol by volume, and occupies the same market niche as Bailey’s Irish Cream, and Kahlua.

I was given a sample of the Ceili’s Cream Cappuccino by the Highwood Distillers Marketing team, and I am happy to share my review here on my website:

Here is an Excerpt from that review:

“…When poured, the Ceili’s Cappuccino is light brown in colour with a creamy appearance similar to that of melted ice-cream. The aroma of coffee is obvious, but we catch glimpses of other scents and smells as well. Some light cocoa, some butterscotch and a bit of vanilla rise into the breezes as well…”

You may read the full review here:

Review: Ceili’s Cream Cappuccino

I have included a nice recipe which combines the Ceili’s Cream Cappuccino with White Owl Whisky and Coffee. I call this recipe, the Morning Owl.

Please enjoy the recipe and the review!

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Review: Blackmaker Root Beer Liqueur

Posted by Arctic Wolf on September 20, 2011

I was invited visit the local office of the River Valley Beverage Group recently where I met Doug Robb who took some time out of his day to show me around and let me sample some of the spirits which they were importing into Alberta. Just before I was about to leave (after tasting some downright wonderful stuff) Doug asked me, “Do you like root beer?”

I think the question was rhetorical. After all, who doesn’t like root beer? My answer being firmly in the positive gave Doug a reason to reach into a nearby box and he pulled out a bottle of Blackmaker Root Beer Liqueur.

This root beer liqueur is produced by White Rock Distilleries of Lewiston, Maine. It is apparently made from a combination of wintergreen, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, anise and sweet birch; the combination of which creates an authentic root beer flavour. Although I was given a few other samples to take home and review, curiosity got the best of me, and the first of the sample bottles which was opened in my tasting room was the Blackmaker Root Beer Liqueur.

Here is an excerpt from my review:

“… The color is a deep brown with some reddish tinges, and the aroma from the glass is like an old-fashioned root beer flavoured lollipop. I admit that I just sat back in my chair in my tasting room and enjoyed taking wiffs from my glass relishing in the aroma. It was kind of like being a kid again, except that this root beer lollipop has some real ‘pop’ in the aroma that was never included in the regular variety lollipop…”

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Blackmaker Root Beer Liqueur

Please enjoy the review!

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Review: Nemiroff Cranberry (Liqueur)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 21, 2011

For the last several weeks I have been enjoying myself sampling and reviewing various Nemiroff Vodkas and Flavoured Vodkas. Today, however, I am reviewing a the Nemiroff Cranberry, which is a liqueur rather than a flavoured Vodka.  Nemiroff Cranberry is a Vodka based liqueur which derives its flavour not just from Cranberries (apparently hand-picked in Siberian marshes) but also includes the natural flavours of apple juice, elderberries and Hawthorne. As a final touch, Crimean Brandy is used to complement these flavours in a complex but delightful finished product.

Here is an excerpt from my review:

“…The leading flavour is indeed a tart but sweet cranberry juice; but there is a solid influence of sour green apples as well. A light wine-like grape flavour lies underneath which gives the everything a slightly fermented flavour. Then there is something very different that I have never tasted before…”

You may read the full review here:

Review: Nemiroff Cranberry (Liqueur)

As well I have included two nice cocktails, A Rumberry Cocktail and a Long Cranberry Cocktail. Please enjoy the reviews and the cocktails.

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Review: Agavero (Licor de Tequila)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on August 12, 2010

Agavero is a blend of 100% blue agave Tequila (Reposado and Anejo) and the essence of the Damiana flower.  This is not a true Tequila spirit but rather a Tequila based liqueur. Lazaro Gallardo, the founder of Los Camichines Distillery, in Jalisco, Mexico, is credited with creating Agavero in 1857.  It is produced as a sipping liqueur meant for those who want a lighter, sweeter and more refined tequila experience. Bottled at 32 per cent alcohol by volume, Agavero boasts being named, in 2002, as one of the top 50 spirits in the World. I thought it would be fun I would investigate its charm.

Here is an excerpt from my review:

“…The agave flavour, the orange and lime citrus notes, and the hot pepper burst are all felled into submission by a sweet sugary syrup. The result is a mild, somewhat pleasing combination of punky agave and sweet syrup…”

You may read the full review here:

Review: Agavero (Licor de Tequila)

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