Category: Blackcurrant (crème de cassis) liqueurs
Product of: United Kingdom
After ten years running her family’s blackcurrant farm in Herefordshire, Jo Hilditch decided to create what is the original British Cassis. Jo is also a founding member of The Blackcurrant Foundation.
Sampled on 10/02/2013
Clear (although so dark virtually opaque, deep mulberry red.
Pungent blackcurrant fruit with faint green leaf note.
Lacks the syrupy sugar associated with crème de cassis so is comparatively thin but retains intense blackberry fruit with red wine-like tannins and complexity. Superbly clean.
Lingering fruit tartness. Can’t help but think it would be better sweetened with indulgent amounts of sugar.
Closure: Synthetic stopper