Heering Cherry liqueur is made to an 1818 recipe from Danish Steven's cherries, harvested in August. The fruit is crushed with the stones, giving Heering its characteristic hint of almond. Herbs and spices are added before at least three years of oak cask maturation.
On 1st December 1818, Peter Heering opened his grocer's shop in Copenhagen. As well as selling groceries, Peter produced and sold his homemade cherry liqueur to a recipe originally given to him by Mrs Carstensen, the wife of the grocer in whose shop Peter served his apprenticeship.
The Dutch family-owned group De Kuyper Royal Dutch Distillers acquired Heering Cherry from Danish producer Peter F. Heering for an undisclosed sum in October 2017.
The Heering Cherry 2023 Christmas Cocktail competition is now open for entries! Find out more from this page, or go straight to the Entry form.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 24/11/2023
Clear, dark red/caramel.
Stewed cherry, cherry jam, woody and spicy with faint almond.
Stewed plum and cherry jam. Syrupy sweet but with partially balancing fruit tartness.
Almond and cherry jam with lingering fruit tartness.