St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

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St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Country: France
Producer: Bacardi
Type: French Liqueur
ABV: 20.0%
Proof: 40
Price: $38.50

Nose: Intense passion fruit with tropical fruits like mango and papaya. Warm floral notes arise later on.
Palate: Perfectly mouth coating, oily. Sweetness is balanced with tart notes of lime.
Finish: Very long with elegant and aromatic fruit orchard notes.

Coming in a bottle that lreminds  you of 1920’s Paris and Art Deco movement, St-Germain is a distinctive spirit both on the shelves of your favorite cocktail bar or liquor store.

St-Germain’s story goes back to 2006 when Rob Cooper found his company Cooper Spirits and then produced a home made elderflower liquor based on elderflower and its extract, flavored with grape liquor and sugar. Result was impressive! Fragrant, full of tropical fruits and creating the image of a perfume. Also, just like a perfume, St-Germain has the ability to elevate numerous cocktails.

This young brand was acquired by Bacardi in 2013. Rob Cooper continued to be the Brand Guardian until 2016, when he passed away at the age of 39.

Production

St-Germain’s flavors are 100% natural and coming from 1000 elderflowers that are used in every bottle to make the spirit. The golden color comes from pollens without any color additives. These elderflowers are harvested only once in a year in a period of 3-4 weeks.

The most important process in the production of St-Germain is maceration as elderflowers has to give the optimal aromas and flavors during maceration. Flowers are macerated in warm water for hours and then filtered and decanted carefully. This 100% natural infusion is then blended with water, sugar, eau-de-vie de vin and neutral grain spirit.

I know no-one who can decline a St-Germain Royale which is simply St-Germain topped with your favorite Champagne! Or, you can also try one of the most innocent cocktails of all time, The St-Germain Spritz!

Also making a gin cocktail with The Botanist is incredibly fun!

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