Bols Apricot Brandy

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alc./vol: 24%

Proof: 48°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Netherlands Netherlands

Bols Apricot Brandy is one of the oldest Bols liqueur recipes, dating back to the 19th century. Apricot kernels were originally sourced from Marseille where they were and stored in barrels filled with brandy. The distillation of the mixture made a fabulous liqueur and contributed to its name.

Today, Bols Apricot Liqueur is a blend of apricot kernel distillate, fresh apricot juice and brandy. Bols crush the apricot kernels to give this liqueur faint amaretto flavours supported by orange.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 15/03/2012


Clear, golden yellow.


Roasted almond and apricot skin (akin to a combination of Maraschino and Amaretto) with tropical apricot fruit and banana chews candy.


Moderately sweet, apricot skin and flesh, spirit notes of brandy, almond and pink grapefruit zest.


Lingering almond/amaretto, dried apricots, faint banana chews and faint clove spice. Fades with pink grapefruit/lemon zestyness.

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Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Bols Apricot Brandy

Produced by: Lucas Bols Distillery
Owned by: Lucas Bols
UK distribution by: Edrington-Beam Suntory