have to say this upfront, I like Irish Cream. There
are dozens of brands and one brand even comes in with 30 flavors
of Irish Cream. I would rather have a good Irish Cream over
a slice of chocolate cake any day. And if you really want
to flavor that morning coffee of yours, the right way, a little
Irish Cream will go a long way to starting your day with a
very flavorful bang.
the early 2010's the Irish Dairy Board hatched a plan to develop
and promote a cream liquor using their products since the
then recent lifting of milk export quotas in Ireland gave
the company strong incentive to expand the International market
for its dairy products. Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur was
created by Kerrygold in Ireland, under Ornua (previously known
as the Irish Dairy Board) and launched in September 2014.
Irish Cream comes in a very dark bottle, which is so dark
I can't tell if it's dark brown or dark green, but you definitely
can't see through it. The label is green and gold and very
Irish in design. The contents are a partial secret undoubtedly
protected by an enraged Irish Leprechaun. The alcohol, chocolate
and cream come from grass-fed cows and together with Irish
whiskey from various distillers are homogenized to form an
emulsion that prevents separation of the alcohol and cream
during storage. The other ingredients include herbs and sugar
and caramel along with additional secret ingredients.
So let's give this Irish Cream a taste and see what all the
commotion is about.
Irish cream looks just like chocolate milk and the nose is
rich with chocolate with hints of Irish whiskey backing that
up. The palate does not disappoint with the rich chocolate
taste coming through front and center backed by the whiskey,
but here it becomes entirely luscious and intriguing and starts
to taste just like a chocolate covered cherry cordial. That
sweetness backs up everything, and I can almost imagine just
having bitten into that cordial, YUMMMY!! The finish is of
course smooth, sweet and chocolaty and lasts a medium amount
of time. Kerrygold got this completely correct; it's a wonderful
tasting Irish Cream that combines all the flavors in just
the right proportions and in the right order.
God it's low in alcohol because once I start to drink this
spirit, I almost can't stop. It's just like opening a bag
of chips and trying to eat just one. It can't be done; at
least, I can't do it. I recommend you go get yourself a bottle
of Kerrygold Irish Cream because there won't be any of mine
to share shortly.
may only be 17% ABV but it packs a powerful punch of flavor
and besides you can find it for around $16.99 to $24.99 per
By George Brozowski
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