Review #802 | /r/Brandy Review #19 – Destillare Orange Curacao
The Schtick: “Orange peels and spices are macerated for 12 hours in apple brandy low wine.
Macerated peels with addition of honey is then double distilled.
Additional peels & lavender petals are also vapor distilled at the same time.
Vapor Basket botanicals (in a bag) are then macerated in the double-distilled apple brandy for 30 minutes for additional citrus extraction, and some color.
Distillate is then aged in a Copper & Kings American Brandy Barrel for an additional 3-6months to add color and polish and soften the spirit. This process harks back to more original, traditional antique curaçaos.
Orange Blossom Honey is infused in to the distillate pre-bottling as a back-sweetener as opposed to typical sugar.
Destillaré artisanal potations add balance, flavor intensity and natural complexity to inventive cocktails.” – Copper and Kings Website
I struggled with where on Earth to post this, but I think that r/brandy doesn’t make the least amount of sense, so I’ll toss it here.
Producer: Copper and Kings
Bottler: Copper and Kings
ABV: 45% ABV
Nose: Intense orange, pepper, molasses, clove. Super orange forward. Like a spicy Marnier. Less syrupy sweet, though.
Taste: Sweet, rich, mild heat. Orange, pepper, clove, cardamom, sugar. Definitely sweetened.
Finish: Short, mild heat, sweet orange, clove.
Overall: Super interesting and very nice as an aperitif. I bet this would spice up a cocktail in a very delicious way.
Thanks for reading!