Category: Violet Liqueurs
Product of: United States
Golden Moon Crème de Violette is distilled using blue violet flowers and buds. Its makers point out this this is a true ‘distilled’ crème de violette, is bottled at a premium 30% alcohol by volume and contains less sugar than other crème de violettes.
Sampled on 05/11/2013
Clear, deep red-mauve.
Subdued floral violet with faint spiced tobacco leaf and new leather.
Very slightly sweet (this is a dry liqueur) with delicate spice. Floral notes are complex and tightly integrated with tobacco and peppery spice rather than forward.
Long, floral peppery finish. Very complex and far from the more usual sweet floral examples of crème de violette.
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap