Whether you like yours before or after dinner, popped into an indulgent coffee or even a cocktail, liqueurs are an enjoyable drink that can be enjoyed in many ways. This is especially true when you consider the vast range of different flavours and producers from the ever popular brands such as Baileys and Tia Maria to more boutique offerings such as those from Edmund Briottet.
What makes a liqueur a liqueur?
The rules are pretty straightforward, a liqueur must be based on a spirit and it must contain additional flavourings of some kind, with everything from fruits to spices to even more ingenious ingredients included. The final necessary requirement of a genuine liqueur is that it must be of 15% alcohol by volume and have at least 100g of sugar per each litre. Some of the world's most popular liqueurs come from France like Chambord and Grand Marnier, the Netherlands like Bols and of course Italy where you'll find Amaretto, Sambuca and Frangelico. At The Fine Wine Company offers a wide range of fruity, creamy and interesting liqueurs to ensure there is a cocktail ingredient or after dinner drink to suit your palate. The range of liqueurs on the market means there genuinely is something for everybody.