Licor 43 Horchata makes US debut

Zamora Company has extended availability of its Licor 43 Horchata vegan cream liqueur to the US. The launch marks the Spanish liqueur brand’s first line extension in the States. Licor 43 Horchata is a ‘light and creamy’ blend of Licor 43 Original and traditional horchata, a drink from Valencia, Spain, that’s made by mixing tiger nut, sugar, cinnamon and citrus. With an ABV of 16%, the liqueur is made from a vegetable base, meaning it’s…

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Ten Irish spirits to try for St Patrick’s Day

From Poitín to pink gins, Ireland has plenty of spirits to satisfy any drinker. Ahead of St Patrick’s Day tomorrow, we present some of the best bottlings to toast the country’s patron saint. While Irish whiskey and Guinness remain some of the most popular drinks for celebrating St Patrick’s Day (17 March), we thought we would introduce some other top-quality spirits from the country. One of the country’s most famed spirits is Poitín, which alongside…

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Liqueur and speciality spirits brands to watch in 2021

The role of liqueurs and speciality spirits has never been more important as consumers get creative with cocktails at home. We name the brands poised for further success in the next 12 months. The boom in popularity of at‐home cocktails this year has catapulted liqueurs and speciality spirits into the spotlight. With on‐trade venues shut around the world because of the pandemic, consumers experimented with making cocktails at home as many brands ramped up their…

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Innovation gives liqueurs year-round appeal

While liqueurs have traditionally done well during the festive season, a swathe of new products and cocktail innovation is creating year-long purpose for the category. *This feature was originally published in the November 2020 issue of The Spirits Business Christmas has not been cancelled according to the UK government, though pantomimes are off the menu and Santa will have to wear a mask. To what extent the country’s embattled on‐trade can recover some of its…

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The Liqueur Masters 2020 results

Liqueurs have seen a massive upswing in engagement thanks to the vast selection of expressive products now available. This all makes for an exciting taste test. Achieving balance is a taxing, but imperative, part of producing spirits. The tipping point between being well balanced and overly sweet becomes all the harder to perfect when your product is required by law to contain at least 100g of sugar per litre of alcohol. Recent years have seen…

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