Product of: Netherlands
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Peachtree was the first liqueur of its type (hence "original" in the name), creating what became known as the "peach schnapps liqueur" category. It remains the world's best-selling peach liqueur, selling a staggering 13 million bottles across over 100 countries since its launch in 1984.
In the early 1980s in Georgia, USA, a chap called Earl laRoe was a flavour scientist for National Distillers (then the U.S. distributor for De Kuyper who now make Peachtree). National Distillers asked Earl to develop a new lighter, sweeter and lower-alcohol product. One day, while pruning his peach trees, Earl was inspired to create what became Peachtree, a liqueur that tastes and smells of tree-ripe peaches.
When it was launched in the 1980s, it quickly became the liqueur of choice for bartenders to make a Fuzzy Navel and then a Sex On The Beach. Today, picking up on the trend for lower alcohol and calorie serves, its signature cocktail is a Fizzy Peachtree.
Peachtree was relaunched at the end of 2010 with a new bottle design which was further updated in 2019. It is one of the leading products in the De Kuyper stable.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 05/01/2012
Ripe fresh peach skin, confectioners peach and peach melba.
Peppery alcohol hit with one-dimensional but pleasant - and serving to balance the sugar - ripe peach and confectioner's peach flavour.
Peach melba and dry peach skin.
Richly flavoured and slightly sweet with a clean ripe peach aroma and flavour. This liqueur's crystal clear colour also makes a versatile cocktail ingredient.