Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap
Product of: France
Marketed as being a “Wild berry flavoured premium vodka spirit”. At a mere 20% alc./vol. and obviously sweetened Eristoff Black is far closer to our definition of a liqueur (although probably short of the 100 grams/litre of sugar to qualify as a liqueur).
Sampled on 18/02/2014
Scarily it is the “spirit” itself rather than the bottle that is black. It’s the kind of liquid you might avoid skin contact with for fear of staining.
Smells innocuous enough with the kind of perfumed fruit found in children’s sweets.
Believably natural blackcurrant flavour. Not at all cloying with a good balance of sweetness.
Blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla with very mild spice.