Somerset Cider Morello Cherries

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 20%

Proof: 40°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

English cherries marinaded in Somerset apple eau de vie. The label says they are excellent with ice cream or desserts, but we prefer these in a rye Manhattan as an alternative to a maraschino cherry. Winner of BBC Radio 4's Food and Farming Awards 2009.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 13/08/2013


Plump, dark, purple/brownish cherries in claret red, clear spirit (not syrupy).


Assertive cherry stone and cooked apple in a heady spirit nose, smells like Christmas.


Saturated, bulging fruit with tannic-rich skin to bite through to soft flesh. Explosion of flavour in the mouth with cherry, cherry stone and bitter almond, ameretto and grilled almonds. Note: these have stones in.


Fades with spirituous complexity.

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