review: Professor Cornelius Ampleforth Cherry Brandy
Just tried this Cherry Liqueur Brandy, and thought I would post our findings of this cherry liqueur.
It’s produced by Master of Malt in the UK. We were especially interested in comparing to Cherry Marnier, and the late lamented Cherry Cointreau.
Color: deep ruby red
Taste/texture: deeply madly cherry – small hint of spice and almond. - Slightly viscous.
Packaging: a round flask, wrapped in aged-effect brown paper - looks like something you’d find in a hobbit hole, or by a tree in a deep forest with a note pinned on it “Drink Me.” (Might be part of relatively high price point).
Price: 32UK pounds, for 50 cl. Smaller bottle than the Cherry Marnier, which is around 18UK pounds for 70 cl.
Conclusion: A superior cherry liqueur with full-on hit of cherry; perhaps not as distinctive as Cherry Cointreau; nor as distinctive and multi-note as Cherry Marnier.
Vs Cherry Cointreau: The PCA is more cherry than brandy; the cointreau cherry he remembers as being the opposite,or at least more brandish than the PAC is.
Vs Cherry Marnier: the PAC is definitely and overwhelmingly cherry. By contrast, Cherry Marnier has cherry, but is almost equally almond, orange and spice – almost like a English Christmas cake. Also, CM is a paler color, and less viscose.
Overall we found the master of malt tasting notes, minus the puff, were accurate.
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