Sinful and Seductive; the two Liqueurs to watch out for in 2018
Resurgent cocktail culture has increased the demand for liqueurs in recent times. With Millennials being open to new taste experiences, Cocktails are gaining popularity. Consumers, not just in Australia but around the world are demanding high standards from their local bars and pubs as they pass up budget brands in favour of boutique labels and premium niches.
Gone are those days of artificially flavoured Liqueurs loaded with sugar and preservatives. People are drinking less as they’re looking out for their health, and this extends to their choice of drinks. This has seen an influx of High-end Liqueurs made with 100 % natural Ingredients and being marketed as low-calorie, low-carb and Preservative-free, among other health benefits.
“While there is plenty of innovation throughout the Beverage Industry, liqueurs are on the cutting edge of product development,” says Ash Tosh, Director of Australian Liquor Company. The industry keeps churning out new, unusual flavour combinations and iterations hoping to catch lightning in a bottle.
Cocktail enthusiasts have welcomed the arrival of recently launched Fable Cream Liqueur, awarded as Australia’s Best Cream Liqueur at the Melbourne International Spirit Competition for the year 2017. Whatever the demographic, age, sex or situation, chances are that this Exotic Liqueur will hit the sweet spot. Made with a whisky base, combined with the sweetness of caramel and honey, Pistachios and Cardamom, it completely redefines liqueur as we know it. The flavour profile is designed for versatility, as in on its own with ice or mixed in cocktails.
Another such high-end Coffee Liqueur to look for is; Celeste Noir. Introduced last Christmas, Celeste Noir is a blend of Dark Rum and Dark Chocolate, with a hint of Caramel, Almonds and Hazelnuts. Its appeal extends beyond the exotic ingredients; it is being marketed as a “Sinful & Sweet experience.” Celeste Noir having scooped up international awards truly reinvents the taste, tranquillity and euphoria of making Expresso Martinis’. Experimental drinkers have plenty of combinations to work on!Ash Tosh, Winemaker & Founder