Tasting Notes for Homer Holland

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Non-alcoholic
Belvoir Fruit Farms, Honey, Lemon & Ginger Cordial, 0.00%, 50cl.
Ingredients: pressed lemon juice (not from concentrate ?) 36%, sugar, water, blossom honey (9%), ginger extracts (0.5% ?).
Sugars 38.4 gr/100ml
Lot: 12:59 190 L1
BBE: JAN 2021
EAN: 5022019550203
Belvoir Fruit Farms Ltd,
Barkeston Lane,
Bottesford,
Leicestershire,
NG13 0DH,
UK.
Non-alcoholic
Belvoir Fruit Farms Ltd, Organic Lemonade, gently bubbling with real lemon juice, 00%, 75cl.
Ingr.: Carbonated spring water, organic sugar, fresh organic lemon infusion, organic lemon juice (not from concentrate) 6%, citric acid.
sugars 07.8 gr/100ml
Bio: GB-ORG-04.
Lot: 09:48 021 L2
BBE: JUL 2020
EAN: 5022019170111
Belvoir Fruit Farms Ltd,
Barkeston Lane,
Bottesford,
Leicestershire,
NG13 0DH,
UK.
TN, 06-08-2020:
Lovely stuff with the right mousse.
Beer
Timmermans & Guinness, Lambic & Stout, West Indies Porter, Guinnes Special Export & Timmermans Oude Kriek, 6%, 37.5cl.
IBU: 37
EBC: 75
Vintage: not stated
BBE: 22/08/21 (so vintage 2019 ?)
EAN: 5411516003532
Blend of 3 beers brewed by Guinness (Ireland) and by Timmermans (Belgium).
Guinness & Timmermans created this amazing blend of 3 unique beers:
- Guinness West Indies Porter (1801),
- Guinness Special Export (first brewed in 1944 exclusively for John Martin) and
- Timmermans Oude Kriek (the world’s oldest lambic brewery).
Fermentation: Mixed
Developed by the master brewers Willem van Herreweghen and Peter Simpson.
Blended & bottled in Belgium by Anthony Martin, see:
https://anthonymartin.be/en/
TN, July 2020:
Yes, nice, not so sour with the Guinness.
But a strange combination.
And a disaster with food.
Cs&TN like 8/6/20
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
6/25/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
89 points
Sacha & Melvyn Crommar / SARL Kystin, Kystin, Cuvée XVII, Cidre arômatisé aux châtaignes, Cidre Bretagne, 4%.
No Lot.nr
No BBE
EAN: 3683080014937
http://www.kystin.net/cuvee-xvii.ws
Après sept longues années d'expérimentation, une macération de la Châtaigne, crue, concassée, pendant de longs mois dans le jus sera finalement retenue pour nouer pomme et châtaigne: La Cuvée XVII est née !
Pourquoi XVII ?
Il représente pour certains la belle étoile, tandis que pour d'autres, il symbolise la cruauté.
Mais ici, la véritable est raison est plus simple : sont nécessaires dans la "recette originelle" pas moins de 16 variétés de pommes auxquelles vient s'ajouter le 17ème élément "Châtaigne" pour concocter cet élixir d'exception.
Plus qu'un Cidre, la Cuvée XVII se traite comme un grand vin pétillant aux subtils parfums de Châtaignes.
TN, 20-06-2020 @ 10+ DegC:
After 2.5 years in the bottle still 100%, which is very nice for a cider / cidre.
Good, fresh with the appropriate sweetness, somewhat simple and short, but good.
TN, 24-06-2020 @ ca. 16 DegC:
It offers you more at a higher temperature (and after some air ?).
Now very good stuff, with the right and nice sweetness, which is integrated very well, enough and nice acidity, little bit complex and with a suitable length.
Lovely food 'wine'.
I was in doubt between 89 and 90/100, but it misses some complexity to give it a 90/100 or more.
S=89 R=7(12) 6/25/20 M=2017-2022(+?)
Non-alcoholic
6/23/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
88 points
Belvoir Fruit Farms Ltd, Organic, Ginger Beer, 00%.
Ingr.: Carbonated spring water, organic sugar, organic lemon juice (from concentrate), organic fresh root ginger infusion 2%, ginger extracts, citric acid, capsicum extract.
sugars 11.0 gr/100ml
Bio: GB-ORG-04.
Lot: 13:46 028 L1
BBE: JUL 2021
750ml
EAN: 5022019160112
Belvoir Fruit Farms Ltd,
Barkeston Lane,
Bottesford,
Leicestershire,
NG13 0DH,
UK.
TN:
It is NOT a Ginger BEER, which is brewed (fermented) and contains alcohol (although nowadays as less as 0.5%Abv), BUT a Ginger ALE, which is just carbonated water that's been flavoured with ginger and contains no alcohol.
But it is lovely stuff.
The perfect mousse / bubbles, the perfect freshness and the hotness of real fresh ginger, but I think, also from the capsicum, which is just too much sharpness / hotness for me.
For €3.09 with a nice price for organic stuff.
S=88 R=8(3) 6/18/20
Spirits
Compagnie de Guyenne, Distilleries de Matha négotians (but on the bottle cap "Mise en bouteille dans nos chais"), Moullon, Grande Champagne Brute, 1e Cru de Cognac, AC Cognac Grande Champagne, 41,6%.
No indication of grapes used.
L17 313 (= 2017 ?)
EAN: 3257150126419
Compagnie de Guyenne is the owner of a.o. Meukow and Brugerolle Cognac.
No indication of what a kind of Cognac it is (VS, VSOP or XO).
They say the cognac is at least 8 yo, so it can be classified as an XO Cognac, but others say it is on AVERAGE 8 yo, and it tastes more like that, so young.
Moullon is a small distillery, which is using only very old barrels for ageing, hence the very light color.
They do not add colouring or sugars, which is a good thing and that you can also see and taste.
TN:
Very light colour, very, very light gold, but nearly clear as water.
Also a very light body and it does not have much taste too, apart from a very light fruity sweetness (pear-like) and sharpness of the alcohol, the latter is clearly a fault.
So, not a favourite of mine.
I was in doubt between 78 or 79/100.
S=79 R=6(27) 6/21/20
Non-alcoholic
6/18/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
88 points
Belvoir Fruit Farms Ltd, Organic, Elderflower, Pressé, 00%.
Ingr.: Carbonated spring water, organic sugar, organic (English) elderflowers, fresh organic lemons, real pressed organic lemon juice (not from concentrate), citric acid.
sugars 10.0 gr/100ml
Bio: GB-ORG-04.
Lot: 07:53 022 L1
BBE: JUL 2021
750ml
EAN: 5022019150113
Belvoir Fruit Farms Ltd,
Barkeston Lane,
Bottesford,
Leicestershire,
NG13 0DH,
UK.
TN:
Very lovely stuff !
The perfect mousse / bubbles, the perfect freshness, the perfect subtle taste.
And for €3.09 with a nice price for organic stuff.
S=88 R=8(3) 6/18/20
Non-alcoholic
6/18/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
89 points
Belvoir Fruit Farms Ltd, Organic, Elderflower Cordial, 00%.
Ingr.: Water, organic sugar, fresh organic elderflowers 8%, fresh organic lemons, real pressed organic lemon juice (not from concentrate), citric acid.
sugars 05.3 gr/100ml
Bio: GB-ORG-04.
Lot: ?????????
BBE: ??? 2021
EAN: 5022019150205
Belvoir Fruit Farms Ltd,
Barkeston Lane,
Bottesford,
Leicestershire,
NG13 0DH,
UK.
TN:
Very lovely stuff !
S=89 R=7(6) 6/18/20
Spirits
6/17/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
88 points
R&A Bailey & Co. (Diageo), Baileys, Chocolat Luxe, Irish Cream Liqueur with 6% Real Belgian Chocolate, 15.7%.
Lot: LT069NE003 24107
BBE: 09 2018 (but on 17-06-2020 a long-time open bottle was still 100% okay)
50cl
EAN: 5011013999064
TN:
Very nice stuff with a very good (Belgian) pure chocolate taste, but unfortunately it has a little alcohol burn.
The sweetness and creaminess are appropriate.
A bit expensive for € 17 / 50cl.
S=88 R=6.5(17) 6/17/20 M=now+4-5yrs
Spirits
6/11/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
87 points
van Wees / vW, The Ultimate Whisky Company, Saint & Peat, Heavily Peated, Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Distillery Bunnahabhain, From Refill Hogsheads, Bottled 2019, Dark Blue Label, 55.0%.
I guess it is like all vW / Ultimate bottlings: Uncolored and Non-chillfiltered.
EAN: 8719689209230
It is the Second Edition for "Sinterklaas", a Dutch children feast in December each year.
And it is the same whisky as the 2020 Peaty Single Malt Bevrijdingswhisky for the 75th Anniversary of the Dutch liberation from the Nazis.
TN:
Lovely peated and smoky whisky.
Clean, no faults and everything in balance, even at 55%. Needs no water.
Not very complex or with a great length, but a very nice easy drinker for weekdays.
A steal for only € 38 / 70cl.
S=87 R=8.5(38) 6/11/20
Beer
5/30/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
90 points
TN, 26-05-2020 @ 14DegC (the right temperature, but you can drink it cooler or warmer):
Very lovely beer.
Very nice acidity and sweetness in a perfect balance, although it leans towards the sweetness. It does not taste sour, like a regular sour beer, but you can taste, that it is made of it.
Fresh, fruity and a little bit complex and with a reasonable length.
You can not really taste wood, but you can more 'feel' that it is aged in large wooden vats, which gives it also some bitterness, wholeness and backbone.
An easy drinker. You can drink as a refresher (in the sun) or with food.
I really love it !
It is in the NL about € 1.90 for 33cl, and for that price, I find it a steal !
S=90 R=9(1.85) 26-05-20 M=now-2025, but I think no need to keep; I doubt or it will get better.
Spirits
5/17/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
89 points
AZ. Vitivinicola di Bosio Oscar - La Bruciata, Oscar Bosio, In Valdivilla, Grappa di Moscato Invecchiata, Distillata in Alambicco Discontinuo, La Bruciata, 42%.
COD ACC IT00ATA00020X
L.736519
EAN: none.
Made under the Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy status.
https://www.la-bruciata.com/grappa/?lang=en
Our Grappa
Two typical products of Piedmont
Grappa di Moscato
Made with our Moscato marc, this is one of the most representative Piedmontese digestives, which, after ageing in oak casks, becomes balanced and elegant, with an evident aroma of Moscato.
TN:
I was in doubt between 89 or 90/100, since so good, and that for a nice price.
Warning: after approx. 2 to 3 months at room temperature an on average half filled bottle will lose a substantial lot of fruitiness. So, if you want to keep an open bottle for a while, store it in a cool cellar or in the fridge and/or spray some inert gas in the open bottle.
S=89-90 R=8(18) 5/17/20
Spirits
NONINO Distillatori, il Prosecco di NONINO, da Vinacce Fresche (from Fresh Pomace), Riserva, in Barriques e Piccole Botti (in Barriques and Small Casks), 41%.
Single varietal grappa, the Monovitigno® Nonino.
MATERIA PRIMA: Fresh pomace of Glera grapes for Prosecco, from dedicated production zones.
DISTILLAZIONE ARTIGIANALE: Discontinuous with head and tail cutting, in copper steam stills.
INVECCHIAMENTO NATURALE: 24 months in barriques and small casks.
GRADAZIONE: 41% vol.
0% color additives.
Lot: I could not find a lot.no. (or a vintage)
EAN: 8002092013892
German botteling.
100% Distillata con metodo artigianale.
Batch method with head and tail removal, in particular and exclusive copper steam stills renewed by Benito Nonino.
Spirits
Lagavulin, 9 Years Old, Game of Thrones, House Lannister, Bottled 2018 (First Batch), Casktype 100% Ex-Bourbon Casks, 46%.
Colored
Bottle code: L8xxxCM0xx (= Wb; Clear glass bottle, I could not find a lot no. or so)
EAN: 5000267173771
I wrote at:
https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3157467
5/9/2020 - I LIKE THIS WINE: (Edit)
For only the first batch from 2018 see:
https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3192637
"Limited Edition" is not stated on the bottle and you can hardly call it a limited edition, since this batch was HUGHE, and Diageo even came with a second edition in 2019, while the first edition was not sold out.
Hmmm, talking about commerce, since the hype they unjustified created in 2018 (the USA release) and early 2019 (the Europe and the rest of the world release).
And the price was and still is too high for what it has to offer.
But since approx. a half year there are offerings for much lower prices.
I feel mislead by Diageo (and not only me, also the trade).
Spirits
For only the first batch from 2018 see:
https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3192637
"Limited Edition" is not stated on the bottle and you can hardly call it a limited edition, since this batch was HUGHE, and Diageo even came with a second edition in 2019, while the first edition was not sold out.
Hmmm, talking about commerce, since the hype they unjustified created in 2018 (the USA release) and early 2019 (the Europe and the rest of the world release).
And the price was and still is too high for what it has to offer.
But since approx. a half year there are offerings for much lower prices.
I feel mislead by Diageo (and not only me, also the trade).
Non-alcoholic
5/9/2020 - Homer Holland wrote:
81 points
Pearl Aqua, AMZTERDAMIT, WHISKY DISTILLED 0.0 DRINK, DRINK AND DRIVE, 0.00%, 25cl.
Ingr.: Whisky Distilled and distracted from Alcohol, Cane Sugar etc..
Sugars 3.4 gr/100ml
Lot: 1251 10:59
BBE: 11 10 2019
EAN: 6009673430187
Company:
United Drink and Innovation Corp.,
The Netherlands,
Produced by:
Pearl Aqua,
South Africa (SA).
TN:
Not bad, you can taste the cane sugar and a bit of whisky, but too sweet for me and way too expensive.
S=81 R=5(2.5) 1/5/20 M=now
Beer
Brasserie St. Feuillien, Saison, Dry Hopping, Non Filtré / Unfiltered, Belgian Farmhouse Ale, 06.5%, 75cl.
Ingr.: barley malt and liquorice !
L 8935 13:24
BBE: 23/06/2020
EAN: 5412138317519
https://untappd.com/b/brasserie-st-feuillien-saison/10580
Brasserie St-Feuillien
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
6.5% ABV
28 IBU
St-Feuillien’ Saison is what the Belgians call a beer of the terroir, a traditional farmhouse ale with all the rich savour of the fertile land of southern Belgium.
Saison, a warm golden blonde ale, is a top-fermented classique.
Thanks to secondary fermentation in the bottle, Saison has an unmistakable flavour full of rich nuances and a slight tang.
Saison, the latest in a long line of top-quality St-Feuillien beers, is a “hoppy”, unfiltered beer that is so emblematic of the rich Belgian tradition.
Non-alcoholic
MONIN, Le Sirop de MONIN, Citron Vert / Lime, Sirop de Citron Vert, Lime Syrup, Sirop - Pur Sucre, 00%.
Ingr.: from concentrated lime and lemon juice; total fruit juice 20%, including 12% lime juice and with natural lime and lemon flavouring etc..
Sugars 61.2 gr/100ml
L 3118 3 8 3
9 0:35 18:22
BBE 08 2020
EAN 3052910056407
TN:
I like it, but too expensive.
I do add some extra fresh and/or juice from concentrated lime and/or lemon.
Non-alcoholic
Belvoir Fruit Farms, Honey, Lemon & Ginger Cordial, 0.00%.
Sugars 48 gr/100ml
EAN: 5022019550203
Lot: 12:58 190 L1
BBE: JAN 2021
Non-alcoholic
Belvoir Fruit Farms, Organic, Lemon & Mint, Cordial, 0.00%.
Sugars 03.9 gr/100ml
EAN: 5022019190201
Lot: 07:25 135 L1
BBE: NOV 2020
Rosé
5/4/2020 - Homer Holland wrote:
83 points
MDCV sarl, UP, Ultimate, Provence, Vin Rosé / Rose Wine, AOP Côtes de Provence, 2018, 12.5%.
Indicative blend: Grenache Noir, Cinsault and Rolle.
EAN: 3760033596679
Goes under the names Ultimate and (One) Urban and 'Urban Provence' (UP).
Ultimate and UP (bottled by MDCV sarl) being the newer editions and (One) Urban (bottled by Château de Berne) being the older (pre 2018 ?) vintages ?
1 (750ml) purchased from d12.
TN, 25-04-20 at 15ºC:
Clean, no faults, nice acidity, but a bid watery, not much fruit.
Better somewhat warmer, than more taste.
TN, 29-04-20 at 15ºC:
Better now, more taste, but still flat and lacks character.
TN, 30-04-20 at 14ºC:
The same, but a little bid more in balance, and a little bid more fruit and has a slight sweetness now.
€ 18 ?! No way, too expensive for what it has (not) to offer.
TN, 04-05-20:
The same, too expensive and lacks fruit and character.
S=83 R=6(18) 5/4/20 M=2019-2020
Beer
Brouwerij De Halve Maan, Straffe Hendrik, Brugs Tripel Bier, Wild, 2017, 9%.
19° plato
hoge gisting
EBC 15
EBU 35
THT 17-02-2022 (MINIMALE HOUDBAARHEID 5 jaar)
EAN: 5425017241164
Straffe Hendrik Wild wordt maar éénmaal per jaar gebotteld.
Het is een wilde variant van de bekende Straffe Hendrik Tripel.
Dit traditionele bier wordt hergist met 'Brettanomyces' gist, wat zorgt voor aparte fruitige aroma's die harmoniëren met het rijke gebruik van aromatische hopvariëteiten.
De wilde gisten geven het bier een langere natuurlijke houdbaarheid en smaakevolutie over de jaren heen.
Het bier heeft een langere rijping op fles nodig voordat het vrijgegeven kan worden.
Pas na drie maanden in de kelders is de hergisting van de wilde gisten voltooid en het jonge bier drinkbaar.
Het bier blijft evenwel evolueren in de jaren erna.
De bittere hoparoma's worden zachter, terwijl de wilde gisten verder werken en fruitige en bloemige aroma's vormen.
Non-alcoholic
Belvoir Fruit Farms Ltd, Organic Elderflower & Rose Cordial, 0.00%.
Ingr.: Water, organic sugar, fresh organic elderflowers 5%, fresh organic lemons, pressed organic lemon juice, citric acid, organic elderberry juice from concentrate, rose extract.
sugars 46 gr/100ml
Bio: GB-ORG-04.
EAN: 5022019140206
Lot: 20:05 249 L1
BBE: MAR 2020
Belvoir Fruit Farms Ltd,
Barkeston Lane,
Bottesford,
Leicestershire,
NG13 0DH,
UK.
Red
La Viña, 3 in ONE, Garnacha Tintorera, Shiraz & Tempranillo, 2017, Valencia, Spain, 14%.
EAN: 8412276371043
18020 No. 662120 ES8
Lot: L-822218
2020-04-16 - 15-17 DegC:
goed, lichte body, voldoende fruit, meer tannines, ietsje te hoog in de zuren & tannines combi.
simpel, maar goed, wel iets meer op de tannines en zuren, dan op het fruit, maar wel voldoende.
2020-04-22 - ca. 18 DegC:
nu veel beter, redelijk goede balans, wel meer leunend op de tannines, dan op het fruit, plus heel licht bijtend, maar verder wel de goede hoeveelheid zuren, dus frisheid.
nee, toch te hoog in de bijtende zuren (bij licht zoete saus).
2020-04-28 = op
nu beter, maar nog steeds te hoog in de zuren en te weinig fruit.
Todays consumer price € 11.
S=72 R=5(11) 28-04-2020 M=now-2025 (maybe it will improve a bid)
Beer
4/12/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
82 points
Amstel Brouwerij B.V., Amstel, Bier, Bright, Taste The Caribbean, 5%.
275 ml transparent bottle.
Ingr.: a.o. sugar (tja).
BBE: AUG - 20
Lot: 921a528R0643
EAN: 8712000026165
Original made in and only for The Dutch Caribbean (Curaçao, Aruba of Bonaire).
Introduction in 2003 in the NL was no success, so it was withdrawn from the Dutch market.
Since 2013 thru a specialist company supply to Dutch shops, but that has ended in januari 2020, since Heineken stopped producing it in the NL.
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstel_Bright (edited)
Amstel Bright is een Nederlandse / Caribische pils.
Het bier wordt gebrouwen door Heineken.
Het is een blond bier met een alcoholpercentage van 5%.
Van 1960 tot 2006 werd het bier gebrouwen in de Antilliaanse brouwerij op Curaçao. De fabriek ging failliet in 2006 en de productie werd overgenomen door Heineken in Nederland.
In 2010 werd de brouwerij op Curaçao gesloopt.
Rond 2003 werd het bier op de Nederlandse markt gebracht, maar het was geen succes. Het bier was daarom niet meer verkrijgbaar in Nederland en wordt enkel voor de Nederlandse Antillen gebrouwen.
Vanaf medio 2013 was het bier weer verkrijgbaar in Nederland.
Het bier wordt net zoals Corona geserveerd in een doorschijnende fles, met een stukje limoen in de flessenhals.
https://amstel-bright.nl/
UPDATE 9 april 2020:
Sinds januari van dit jaar hebben wij helaas al geen Amstel Bright meer op voorraad.
De reden hiervoor is de productiestop van Heineken in Nederland.
Heineken heeft onlangs besloten definitief de verkoop van Amstel Bright aan de retail te stoppen.
Hierdoor is het voor ons op dit moment onmogelijk Amstel Bright aan u te verkopen.
Over het algemeen kun je Amstel Bright kopen op Curaçao, Aruba of Bonaire.
https://www.biernet.nl/bier/merken/amstel-bright
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/amstel-bright/10524/
TN 02-04-2020:
Nice hot (tropical) whether pilsener with the therefore suitable acidity, and also good with food (S=85).
But not a high quality beer to enjoy on its own as beer (S=80).
S=82 R=6(1.5) 02-04-20 M=now
White - Sparkling
4/12/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
86 points
Henkell, Trocken, Feiner Sekt, Dry Sec, 11.5%.
Lot:
L19010 (= 2019 ?)
17:54A
EAN: 4003310011625
Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei KG
Wiesbaden, DE.
TN 17-03-2020:
Too short in the fridge (sorry, wanted to eat and drink it with the food), so fairly warm, but he can have it, which is a good sign.
Simple, but simply good. QPR=8 at € 8.
Balance, nice dry, good, but slightly rough mousse.
Especially the bitters are nice, it has not so much a fruit taste.
TN 21-03-2020:
Yes, good (certainly for its low price).
TN 30-03-2020:
Opens with a loud plop.
The mousse is still there.
Again good overall, simple, but no faults, and with just the right amount of nice bitters, some fruit, good acidity and even with a back-bone, and yes, not complex, but has a sufficient length for the price and does its job overall very well at this very low price.
I suspect that people who do rate this wine low, do not incorporate its very low price and/or are a bid snobish.
And I think there is a change that it will improve with 2 to 3 years of cellaring.
S=86 R=8(8) 30-03-20 M=now-2023
Rosé - Sparkling
4/12/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
83 points
Freixenet, Ice Rosé, Cuvée Especial, Metodo Tradicional, Semi Seco, Cava, Spain, 12%.
EAN: 8410036806521
Drink over ice and - if you want - with some fresh (red) fruit in it.
TN 18-03-2020 (not over ice):
Very well made.
No faults.
Good balance, however just a little bid too sweet for me.
Nice but a too subtle red fruit taste.
But overall (of course) very simple.
The standard dry Freixenet is better.
See:
https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=64036
Freixenet, Cordón Negro, Metodo Tradicional, Gran Selección, Brut, Cava, Catalonia, Spain, 11.5%.
For me R=87 only for the mousse, no faults and being a real brut, but R=82 to 83 for the overall.
TN 04-04-2020 (not over ice):
Still 100% okay.
No mousse, but still lightly pétillant.
Maybe a bid richer, more body now, so better after 2 weeks stored at room temperature.
TN 05-04-2020 (not over ice):
The same.
R=85 and QPR=8 if you like the semi dry sweetness, otherwise resp. 83 and 7.
S=83 R=7.5(10) 05-04-20 M=2020-2023
Non-alcoholic
3/29/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
90 points
Hatherwood, Sirup, Blackcurrant, Made in Austria, 1.0L.
Ingr.: 50% Blackcurrant juice from concentrate.
Sugars 58.1 gr/100ml
EAN: 20018856
HS: 000020018856
Clear plastic bottle.
Produced in Austria for:
Lidl Nederland GmbH,
Huizen,
NLD.
And
Lidl & Cia.,
Sintra
Portugal.
TN, 2020-03-29:
Very nice stuff !
Real good blackcurrant taste.
Like a very good crème de cassis.
S=90 R=8.5(2) 03/29/20
Fruit/Vegetable Wine
3/26/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
88 points
Siebrand BV, Glühwein, 8.5%.
EAN: 8710102333334
Geproduceerd en gebotteld door:
Siebrand BV
Kampen
NL
www.siebrand.nl
https://www.siebrandwebshop.nl/a-44620633/wijnen/gluhwein/
Productomschrijving:
Gearomatiseerde drank o.b.v. wijn.
Allergiewaarschuwing:
Bevat Zwaveldioxide/Sulfieten.
Glühwein is de passende drank bij het seizoen.
Het verwarmt u van binnen als het buiten koud is.
Deze kruidige zoete rode wijn is bereid volgens een oud-Hollands familierecept.
Bereidingsmethode:
Glühwein hoeft u alleen maar op te warmen.
Niet laten koken want dan gaat veel smaak en geur verloren.
TN:
It's a flavored wine, aromatized wine, or mulled wine.
Nice stuff. No faults. You can even drink it cold or at roomtemperature, but it is meant for drinking hot (inside or outside in the winter).
But to be honest, I use it for cooking, which works really very well.
For cooking S=90-91.
For drinking hot or cold S=87-88.
I paid € 3.50, which is too much, it usually sells for only € 1.99 to 2.79 a litre !
S=88 R=8(2.5) 26-03-20 M=2019-2025 (it will last longer, but will degrade than)
Beer
3/24/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
91 points
Uiltje Brewing Company B.V. / Het Uiltje, Meneer de Uil, Glen Garioch, Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, 12.2%.
Ingr.: Water, Malted Barley, Malted Rye, Oats, Hops and Yeast.
Batch: #Y18B071
BBE 25/05/2023
00002312
EAN: 8719325257199
Uiltje Brewing Company B.V.
Haarlem, NLD
Some beers beg the question: Who’s your daddy?
Well, here at Uiltje, Meneer de Uil is our daddy.
Our oldest and finest imperial stout, Mister Owl is aged slowly in whisky barrel hailing from the Scottish Highland.
An exquisite example of how a barrel aged beer is supposed to be.
TN, 22-03-2020:
Good, balance, not so sweet.
I like this one very much !
I guess it can age for 15 (or more ?) years.
S=91 R=8.5(7) 3/22/20 M=2020-2035
Beer
3/24/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
89 points
Uiltje Brewing Company B.V. / Het Uiltje, Question of Etiquette, Barley Wine / Eisbocked Barleywine, 16.1%.
Eisbock Barleywine
ABV: 16.1%
IBU: 50
EBC: 45
Ingr.: Water, Barley, Oats, Hops & Yeast.
Malt: Pale ale, Amber, Sour & Cara malts.
Hops: Cascade & Chinook hops.
Batch: #Y17B131
BBE 19/12/2022
00000151
EAN:
8719189124941
Uiltje Brewing Company B.V.
Haarlem, NLD
This Eisbocked Barleywine holds an ABV percentage of a whopping 16.1%!
Normally we'd say drink our beers cold, but with this big boy you might want to lead it breathe for a while so it warms up to about 15 to 16 degrees. Somewhat colder than room temperature.
If you drink this Barleywine straight out of the fridge, the coldness of the beer might hide some flavors that you would taste when it's a little less cold.
TN, 20-03-2020:
Good, clean, high alcohol well integrated, gives S=91.
But too sweet (for me), gives S=87.
So average S=89.
S=89 R=7(10) 03/20/20
Non-alcoholic
Coca-Cola, Signature Mixers, Batch No. 03, Herbal Notes of Hops, Dill Seeds, Tagetes, Lemongrass, Co-created by Antonio Naranjo, Master Mixologist, 00%.
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Colour: E150d, Acid: (E338), Natural Flavourings (including Caffeine)
Contains natural flavourings
Contains added colours
Sugars 10.6gr/100ml
4-Pack 4x200ml
18-2108-BNL
THT-datum 31 augustus 2020 ???
EAN
54011434
HS
000054011434
CCEP (Coca-Cola Enterprises), BP/PB 400, B-1070, Brussels, BE.
Each of the four Coca-Cola Signature Mixers variants (Smoky Notes, Spicy Notes, Herbal Notes, Woody Notes) have been co-created by some of the world's leading mixologists who experimented with over 200 contemporary and traditional ingredients to create four refined mixers for dark spirits.
Coca-Cola, Signature Mixers, Batch No. 03, Herbal Notes:
A delightfully floral, crisp and tart mix, this Signature Mixer was developed to deliver fresh and herbaceous notes for the discerning palate.
Balancing refreshing notes of lemongrass with the earthy tones of dill seed and tagetes, it is an inviting mixer with a refreshing, simple profile that pairs beautifully with vodkas, amber whiskies and silver tequilas.
Is ontwikkeld door Antonio Naranjo die werkzaam is voor Dr Stravinsky Barcelona, nummer 19 op de lijst van beste bars ter wereld.
Een frisse, kruidachtige mixer voor de kritische drinker.
Het resultaat is een verrukkelijke, frisse mixer die goed combineert met de moutachtige en fruitige noten van Schotse whisky’s en fruitige cognacs.
Deze mixer is heerlijk bloemig, fris en zuur met een perfecte balans tussen de verfrissende noten van dilleblad, citrus en citroengras en de aardachtige noten van dillezaad en afrikaantje.
TN:
I like it, but way to expensive.
Non-alcoholic
3/24/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
87 points
Coca-Cola, Signature Mixers, Batch No. 01, Smoky Notes of Ylang-Ylang, Ambrette Seed, Peru Balsam, Oak Extract, Guaiacwood, Co-created by Max Venning, Master Mixologist, 00%.
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Colour: E150d, Acid: (E338), Natural Flavourings (including Caffeine).
Contains natural flavourings
Contains added colours
Sugars 10.6gr/100ml
4-Pack 4x200ml
18-2109-BNL
THT-datum 31 augustus 2020 ???
EAN
54011441
HS
000054011441
CCEP (Coca-Cola Enterprises), BP/PB 400, B-1070, Brussels, BE.
Each of the four Coca-Cola Signature Mixers variants (Smoky Notes, Spicy Notes, Herbal Notes, Woody Notes) have been co-created by some of the world's leading mixologists who experimented with over 200 contemporary and traditional ingredients to create four refined mixers for dark spirits.
Coca-Cola, Signature Mixers, Batch No. 01, Smoky Notes:
An intensely aromatic blend with smoky hints, this mix brings nuanced dimension to deep, spiced rums and bold, premium whiskies.
Is ontwikkeld door mixologist Max Venning die werkzaam is voor Three Sheets Londen, nummer 29 op de lijst van beste bars ter wereld.
Topnoten zijn eeuwenoude ylang ylang en ambrettezaad, in balans gebracht door een verrukkelijke basis van elegante, warme bruine specerijen.
Intens aromatisch, eikachtig met subtiele noten van tabak.
Deze mixer zorgt voor extra nuances als hij wordt gecombineerd met zeer kruidige, donkere rumsoorten of krachtige vanille-bourbons.
TN:
I like it, but way to expensive.
Indeed smoky, the most deep / broad Coca-Cola, full body for a Cola, but it misses some freshness.
Much more taste than the standard Coca-Cola, which I rated 84.
S=87 R=6(1,74) 3/24/20
Non-alcoholic
3/24/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
86 points
Coca-Cola, Signature Mixers, Batch No. 02, Spicy Notes of Lime, Ginger, Rosemary, Jasmine, Jalapeño, Co-created by Adriana Chía & Pippa Guy, Master Mixologists, 00%.
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Colour: E150d, Acid: (E338, E330), Natural Flavourings (including Caffeine)
Contains natural flavourings
Contains added colours
Sugars 10.6gr/100ml
4-Pack 4x200ml
18-2110-BNL
THT-datum 31 augustus 2020 ???
EAN
54011458
HS
000054011458
CCEP (Coca-Cola Enterprises), BP/PB 400, B-1070, Brussels, BE.
Each of the four Coca-Cola Signature Mixers variants (Smoky Notes, Spicy Notes, Herbal Notes, Woody Notes) have been co-created by some of the world's leading mixologists who experimented with over 200 contemporary and traditional ingredients to create four refined mixers for dark spirits.
Coca-Cola, Singature Mixers, Batch No. 02, Spicy Notes:
With a warm introduction that gives way to a fiery finish, this Signature Mixer is a sophisticated and complex blend. Citrusy lime, ginger, spicy jalapeño, fragrant rosemary and aromatic jasmine combine to create a mixer with a considered balance of zest and earthy flavours that pairs beautifully with spiced rums, aged or gold tequilas and spicy or sweet whiskies.
Is ontwikkeld door mixologists Adriana Chía en Pippa Guy.
Pippa Guy is werkzaam voor the Savoy Londen, nummer 2 op de lijst van beste bars ter wereld en Adriana is werkzaam voor Antigua Compañia de las Indias Barcelona.
Het resultaat is een zesty, aardachtige, mossige mixer die heerlijk smaakt met Schotse whisky of tequila gold.
Deze mixer met een warme opening en een vurige afdronk is een verfijnde en complexe mix van limoen, gember, pittige jalapeño, geurige rozemarijn en aromatische jasmijn.
TN:
I like it, but way to expensive.
For me it is not so much spicy, but chilli heat / burn.
More taste than the standard Coca-Cola, which I rated 84.
S=86 R=6(1,74) 3/24/20
Non-alcoholic
Coca-Cola, Signature Mixers, Batch No. 04, Woody Notes of Patchouli, Balsam Copaiba, Basil, Veriver, Yuzu, Co-created by Alex Lawrence, Master Mixologist, 00%.
Ingredients: Carbonated water, sugar, colour (E150d), acids (E338, E330), natural flavourings (including caffeine).
Contains natural flavourings
Contains added colours
Sugars 10.6gr/100ml
4-Pack 4x200ml
18-2111-BNL
THT-datum 31 augustus 2020 ???
EAN
54011465
HS
000054011465
CCEP (Coca-Cola Enterprises), BP/PB 400, B-1070, Brussels, BE.
Each of the four Coca-Cola Signature Mixers variants (Smoky Notes, Spicy Notes, Herbal Notes, Woody Notes) have been co-created by some of the world's leading mixologists who experimented with over 200 contemporary and traditional ingredients to create four refined mixers for dark spirits.
Coca-Cola, Singature Mixers, Batch No. 04, Woody Notes:
Crafted from a subtle blend of earthy patchouli, citrusy yuzu and aromatic basil, this Signature Mixers has a tart, light and refreshing profile, with a hint of warmth.
These elements, expertly blended, combine to elegantly enhance the mellow wood and sweet tropical flavours of golden rums and smoky to woody whiskies.
Is ontwikkeld door Alex Lawrence, voormalig hoofd bartender van de Dandelyan Bar Londen, nummer 1 op de lijst van beste bars ter wereld.
Een subtiele mix van aardachtige patchoeli, citrusachtige yuzu en aromatische basilicum.
Deze mixer is licht, citrusachtig en verfrissend met een vleugje peper.
Dit drankje versterkt de smaak van warm hout en zoete tropische vruchten in gouden en kruidige rumsoorten, haalt de geroosterde vanillenoten naar voren en versterkt de complexiteit van de houtachtige noten van bourbons om de warme kruidige smaak te benadrukken.
TN:
I like it, but way to expensive.
Full body for a Coca-Cola, broad, and slightly woody in the after taste.
The mousse as for all Cola's is too rough.
Maybe the best one of the 4 Signature Mixers.
Slightly sweeter than the other Signature Mixers and the standard Coca-Cola (I did not do an A-B comparison, but I am rather certain) ? Because of the vanilla from the 'wood' ?
Red
3/17/2020 - Homer Holland wrote:
Fossalta Di Piave, Casa Marrone, Ca' Marrone, Appassimento, Organic Wine / Vino Biologico, Rosso Vino Passito, Puglia, Puglia IGT, Italy, 2016, 14.5%.
EAN 8008863049763
Produced for Casa Marrone (SE / Sweden)
Bottled by I.P.- Fossalta Di Piave (IT / Italy)
1 (750ml) purchased from d12-075 - 01/11/2018
DWWA 2017
Award:
Commended
Score:
83
Colour:
Red
Style:
Still - Medium Dry (between 5 and 18 g/L residual sugar)
Grape composition:
60% Negramaro, 25% Primitivo, 15% Merlot
Tasting notes:
Clean, inviting, honest and enjoyable with well-integrated oak and notes of wild cherries, spice and chocolate.
Spirits
Talisker, 57° North, Bottled 2013, Size 1000 ml, New Map Label (2012), 57%.
Colored
Chillfiltered
I do not think it is Cask Strength, as some state.
Bottle code
L3261CM000
05856663
Barcode
5000281023281
Red
2015 Castelli del Grevepesa Chianti Classico Alcione Chianti Classico DOCG Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese (view label images)
3/10/2020 - Homer Holland wrote:
Castelli del Grevepesa s.c.a., Alcione, Chianti Classico DOCG, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy, 2015, 13.5%.
100% Sangiovese.
L 18-025
EAN: none
1 (750ml) purchased from WiB-144-Tosc-18-4/6 on 04/28/2018.

Castelli del Grevepesa is gevestigd in San Casciano Val di Pesa, 15km zuidoostelijk van Florence.
De wijnbouwerscoöperatie (= s.c.a.) werd in 1965 opgericht door Cavalier Gualtiero Armando Nunzi en wordt nog steeds door hem geleid en hij wordt nu als de wijnprofeet van de Chianti Classico gezien.
Er zijn redenen waarom de Castelli del Grevepesa een van de beste coöperatieve wijnmakerijen is, die in Italië zijn te vinden.

Castelli del Grevepesa Chianti Classico 'Alcione' 2015 is gemaakt van 100% sangiovese, die groeide op verschillende percelen van de Chianti Classico-zone.
De handmatige oogst werd in meerdere rondes met behulp van kleine kratten gedaan.
Daarna werden de druiven nog eens op het wijngoed geselecteerd.
De fermentatie vond plaats bij een temperatuur van 28°C en duurde 10 dagen.
Na de oversteek rijpte de wijn 12 maanden in grote vaten van Slavoons eiken, voordat de wijnmaker de wijn heeft vrijgegeven.
White
3/10/2020 - Homer Holland wrote:
Feudi di San Gregorio Società Agricola S.p.A., Cutizzi, Greco di Tufo, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania, Italy, 2017, 13%.
100% Greco di Tufo.
1 (750ml) purchased from WiB-205 on 05/16/2019.
Lot:
P177
0857
L S146513
EAN:
8022888760014
Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo 'Cutizzi' Campania 2017 is gemaakt van 100% greco di tufo, afkomstig van de beste wijngaard van het wijngoed.
Na zorgvuldige handmatige oogst en een strenge selectie van de beste druiven, werd het voorzichtig geperst en gefermenteerd bij een gecontroleerde, constante temperatuur.
Dit werd gevolgd door verschillende maanden ontwikkeling op de gist.
Red
3/10/2020 - Homer Holland wrote:
Feudi di San Gregorio Società Agricola S.p.A., Pàtrimo, Campania Rosso, Irpinia, Campania, Campania IGT, Italy, 2015, 14%.
1 (750ml) purchased from WiB-205 on 5/16/2019.
Lot:
P194
07 05
L P 2 99000
EAN:
8022888570019
100% Merlot
Region/Appellation:
Irpinia
Winemaking consultancy: Riccardo Cotarella.

Die Besonderheit bei diesem Weingut ist das starke Bekenntnis zu autochthonen Rebsorten. Fiano, Falanghina, Aglianico oder Greco zählen zum Rebsortenportfolio.
Die Weine sind entsprechend Botschafter ihrer Region, des Klimas und der Menschen.
Die Reben stehen auf einer Höhe zwischen 350, aber mehrheitlich bis zu 700 Metern.
Die Besonderheit ist hier neben der kühleren Höhe aber das Kleinklima Irpinias, welches sich vom restlichen Kampanien deutlich unterscheidet. Hier hat man massiv mehr Regen im eigentlich trockenen Klima, manchmal denkt man an Regenwälder an nieselig feuchten Tagen. Die gute Belüftung der Weinberge und somit die gute und gesunde Vegetation sind einzigartig.
Seitdem der Friulaner und cool-climate-Experte Pierpaolo Sirch für Weinberge und Keller verantwortlich zeichnet, sind die Weine nochmals geschliffener und komplexer geworden.

Feudi di San Gregorio Merlot 'Pàtrimo' Campania 2015 is bereid van 100% merlot en na de zorgvuldige handmatige oogst en een strenge selectie van de beste druiven, is de wijn bij een gecontroleerde temperatuur gemacereerd en gefermenteerd. Vervolgens rijpte hij 18 maanden in barriques van Frans eikenhout en 10 maanden in de fles.

Bewertung:
Lobenberg 97-98+
Trinkreife: 2022 - 2045
"Was für eine Tiefe, man verliert sich darin, man wird eingesogen.
Chateau Evangile aus Pomerol?
Der beste Merlot Italiens, würdig ein Pomerol zu sein.".
Others compare it to Pétrus and Masseto.
Parker 97, Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, #232, 8/17:
"This is a proud protagonist of Vino Italiano. The 2015 Pàtrimo is a unique expression of Merlot that merits special attention in this excellent vintage. This is one of the finest editions ever produced, …. This is a bottle to put at the back of your cellar.".

Feudi di San Gregorio, een welklinkende en zeer gerenommeerde naam. Deze naam staat voor de opleving van de wijncultuur van Campanië en zelfs van heel Zuid-Italië. In 1986 werd het wijngoed in Sorbo Serpico in de provincie Avellino in het leven geroepen. Het ligt 55 kilometer ten oosten van Napels. Hier ligt de historische Romeinse provincie Hirpinia. Al in de Romeinse tijd maakte men daar goede wijn. Alleen de wijncultuur kwam een lange tijd stil te liggen. Maar dankzij wijngoederen als Feudi di San Gregorio leefde hij weer op. En toen kwamen ze weer, de grote wijnen van Campanië, de witte fiano di avellino en greco di tufo en de rode 'barolo van het zuiden', de taurasi van de waardevolle aglianicodruif.
Ook tegenwoordig heeft Feudi di San Gregorio niets van zijn dynamische en energieke toonaangevende rol verloren, in tegendeel zelfs. Antonio Capaldo en Pierpaolo Sirch laten nog altijd zien hoe goed de wijnen van Campanië kunnen zijn.

The estate’s 300 ha of vineyards are made up of over 700 plots, with 200 more belonging to local families who sell their grapes to Feudi. Sirch has mapped each parcel and communicates with the farmers via texts and emails. He gives the growers free pruning courses (he also runs a pruning consultancy with Marco Simonit) and has brought in several well-known oenologists to share their experiences with his team. These include Hans Terzer from Alto Adige and Georges Pauli of Château Gruaud-Larose in Bordeaux (Riccardo Cotarella left the estate in 2007). More recently, Bordeaux’s Denis Dubourdieu has been working with Sirch on the estate’s wines in Campania and beyond.".
Spirits
3/5/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
89 points
Elixir Distillers / ElD, Port Askaig Islay, 10 Years Old, 10th Anniversary, Bottled 2019, 55.85%.
Casktype Refill American-oak Hogsheads used in Port Askaig 100° Proof, 1st Fill Bourbon & rare ex-Solera Sherry Casks, 33 Casks in total.
Uncolored, Non-chillfiltered, Cask Strength.
Number of bottles 10000
Bottle code P/000247
EAN 5060532805189
TN:
Not very complex or with a great length, but a very good, clean (you can even drink it CS), well balanced and a typical peat and smoke Islay (most likely a Caol Ila, at least it tastes like that) whisky.
S=89 R=8(65) 3/5/20
Spirits
3/5/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
87 points
Speciality Drinks Ltd / SMS, Port Askaig Islay, 100° Proof, 57.1%.
Lot: L18/9048 (Bottled in 2018)
EAN: 5060188981602
Uncolored, Non-chillfiltered, but not Cask Strength as some state.
Port Askaig is a brand from Speciality Drinks (a sister company of The Whisky Exchange in London, UK).
Sukhinder Singh, chairman of The Whisky Exchange, started in 2009 his own range of single malt whisky under this name.
In 2017 the independent bottling arm of the business, previously known as Speciality Drinks, is renamed Elixir Distillers.
Port Askaig is a small town in the north-west of Islay and there is only one distillery really close to the village of Port Askaig, so it has to be Caol Ila (and they taste like the Caol Ila's).
TN:
Not very complex or with a great length, but a very good, clean (you can even drink it CS), well balanced and a typical peat and smoke Islay / Caol Ila whisky.
Although I like this one very much, I do prefer the new 10 YO 10th Anniversary edition, which is cask strength at 55.8% and only a bit more expensive at ca. € 65.
S=87 R=7.5(55) 3/5/20
Spirits
Shirley's, Advocaat, Premium Advocaat, 14%.
L3411808471
EAN: (0000)20030964
Artikelnummer: 100238376
Retail Price € 2.79
Ingr./Beschrijving: Deze Premium Advocaat is naar oudhollands recept gemaakt van verse scharreleieren, brandewijn en suiker.
Made in the EU for: Lidl Nederland GmbH & Lidl France SNC.
Spirits
Lucas Bols B.V., Bols, Natural Yoghurt Liqueur, 15%.
Made from natural ingredients only with no added colorants, and it has an ABV of 15%.
Ingredients. Yogurt, Water, Sugar, Alcohol, Stabilizers (E440, E304), Natural Flavour.
The bottle has been designed with a special white coating to ensure that the product remains in optimum condition.
L3361707484
2017.09.07
EAN: 8716000967541
Producer:
Lucas Bols B.V.
P.O. Box 1591
1000 BN Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Importeur für die Schweiz: Dettling & Marmot AG, CH.
TN:
I often agree with WineEnthusiast, but not this time:
https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/bols-yogurt-liqueur/
87 POINTS
Bols Yogurt Liqueur
Pristine milky white, this unique liqueur has a tangy aroma reminiscent of the Dutch yogurt from which it is made–and some will find it challenging to get past the scent.
The flavor is slightly sweet, and only fleetingly tart.
Since mixing cream liqueurs with citrus can risk curdling, this might add a useful tart note to creamy cocktails.
CATEGORY Chocolate/Cream Liqueurs
DATE PUBLISHED 10/1/2014
KARA NEWMAN
White - Sparkling
2/27/2020 - Homer Holland wrote:
Moët & Chandon, Moët Impérial, Brut Champagne, 150th Anniversary (2019), Limited Edition, 12%.
Lot: LALE2AG 28038
EAN: 3185370675465
Spirits
2/4/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
87 points
Wild Turkey Distilling Co., Wild Turkey, Rare Breed, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Barrel Proof, No. 4 Char, Jimmy Russel, Master Distiller, 58.4% / 116.8 Barrel Proof , 70cl.
Lot no. (on the bottom): 032317A1062734
Imported: DCM S.P.A., IT.
For the UK Market.
EAN: 721059002530
Square label ! (see image)
TN:
This bottle is SO MUCH better, than my first bottle of this whiskey.
See:
https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=2053716
S=87 R=9.5/8(25-35)
Spirits
Wild Turkey Distilling Co., Wild Turkey, Rare Breed, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Barrel Proof, No. 4 Char, Jimmy Russel, Master Distiller, 58.4% / 116.8 Barrel Proof, 70cl.
Lot no. (on the bottom): 032317A1062734
Imported: DCM S.P.A., IT.
For the UK Market.
EAN: 721059002530
Square label ! (see image)
TN:
The above bottle see:
https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=2859034
is SO MUCH better, than THIS whiskey / bottling here.
Spirits
2/4/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
88 points
Lucas Bols Amsterdam B.V., Bols, Cacao Brown Liqueur / Crème de Cacao Brown, 24%.
Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Alcohol, Extract of Cacao- and Coffee Beans, Colouring Agent (E150a), Extract From Herbs, Extract From Citrus Fruit, Flavours.
Lot: unkown.
EAN: 8716000964984
Producer:
Lucas Bols Amsterdam B.V.
P.O. Box 1591
1000 BN Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Importeur für die Schweiz: Dettling & Marmot AG, CH.
Bols Cacao Brown is a dark liqueur packed with the rich flavour of bitter, dark chocolate and hints of orange and vanilla.
Because the cacao (chocolate) flavour comes from the percolation of cacao beans, Bols Cacao Brown tastes more like dark chocolate than the distilled-not-percolated Bols Cacao White, which tastes more like milk chocolate.
Cacao liqueur has been around for a very long time, and Bols has always been the predominant brand, featuring in both the original Alexander cocktail and the wildly popular variant, the Brandy Alexander.
In the 80s, Bols Crème de Cacao was used principally in creamy and ice cream drinks, but lately it has proved supremely adaptable to various after-dinner cocktails like the Mulata Daiquiri and After Eight cocktail.
TN:
Very nice stuff.
You can drink it pure, but I also use it for in my coffee.
S=88 R=8(10) 2/4/20
Spirits
1/28/2020 - Homer Holland Likes this wine:
86 points
Lara, Kruškovac, Product of Croatia, Import by Schermer Wijnkoper & Distillateur, 25%.
Import by Schermer Wijnkoper & Distillateur, Sedert 1782,
Hoorn, NL.
L17319003 = production date 17-03-2019 ?
EAN: 8717344613415
Kruškovac is croatian for pear.
Kroatische peren liqueur
TN:
Very nice, but very simple pear liqueur.
Well made, clean and pure with a nice pear taste.
Not too sweet.
Maybe not good enough to drink it pure at room temperature, only with ice, but very well for blending and mixing and for in desserts and other foods. Traditionally with Slijvovica, in fruit juice, and especially as Krusko-Kava in strong coffee with whipped cream.
I am in doubt between 85/100 (simple) or 86/100 (well made, cheap and ideal for in food etc.).
S=86 R=8(13) 1/28/20 M=now-2050, but will it improve ?
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