1992 Raspberry Liqueur
A rival to Chambord...
The second of Tayport Distillery's liqueur range is a rival to Chambord, the popular raspberry liqueur which Tayport Distillery produces entirely from scratch using the best local fruit in Scotland. If you like Chambord, you are going to love this!
Tayport Distillery locks in the freshest raspberry flavour with their latest fruit liqueur. One of our most popular liqueurs, our 1992 Raspberry Liqueur beautifully mimics the delicious Creme de Framboise traditionally found in France. This liqueur is a rival to Chambord Raspberry Liqueur and can be easily drank with champagne or prosecco. Create your own unique cocktails or visit our recipes on our blog. This liqueur is perfect with vodka for a French Martini or why not mix with gin to make a refreshing Bramble cocktail.
Winner of the Great Taste Golden Fork Award for Scotland and 3 star Great Taste Award! Read the judges comments . . .
'WOW! Freshly picked and squashed raspberries and a remembrance of red fruit pastilles. Bright, clean, fresh raspberry flavour with a strong, deep sweetness which is well balanced with the acidity. Delicious, fun and well made. Would pair so well with an English sparkling wine as a ' Right Royal Rasp!' - just one of the comments from The Great Taste Awards where the liqueur won 3 stars!'
What makes our Raspberry Liqueur so good? 1992 Raspberry Liqueur is produced using the freshest raspberries, picked in the heart of fruit growing country. Fife is renowned for producing some of the best fruit,which is shipped across the world because of it's rich and distinctive flavour. Our Raspberry Liqueur tastes of real raspberries, no artificial flavourings or essences. This is what sets us apart and gives Tayport Distillery a unique and luxurious flavour. Read more here
How do you drink Raspberry Liqueur?
Raspberry Liqueur is a wonderfully versatile and expressive liqueur. This liqueur has a history that dates back to the 1600s where it is thought Louis XIV was presented with a bottle at the Chateau de Chambord. Traditionally, liqueurs were served at the the beginning with reception drinks in champagne or sparkling wine. Sometimes, they would also end lavish evening dinners adding a elegance and sophistication.
However today, liqueurs have diversified and you can now find them served neat, over ice or in cooking and baking. One of our favourites is to add our liqueurs to fruit pavlovas or drizzled over ice cream! Our raspberry liqueur is particularly delicious with fresh raspberries and strawberries soaked in the liqueur for 2hrs and served with madagascan vanilla ice cream.
If you are looking for something to add a bit of sparkle to your evening, why not keep it simple? Line up some flute glasses and add 25mls of 1992 Raspberry Liqueur, topped with Prosecco? Back in 1600's this would have be recognised as a Chambord Royale... but were going to call it the Tayport Royale! The fresh raspberry cuts through the prosecco giving a delicious balance of dryness and sweetness. Why not substitute chambord for our 1992 raspberry liqueur or 1992 blackcurrant creme de cassis.
Crème de Framboise
Crème de framboise is a popular European drink, similar to crème de cassis. Crème de Framboise is a fruit liqueur, traditionally made in France using raspberries. Our natural 1992 Raspberry Liqueur is produced in a similar way, macerating the raspberries for three months before adding sugar to create a lovely balance between tartness and sweetness. Our maceration process imparts the fresh raspberry flavour into our own base spirit produced within the distillery from malt barley.
Like Chambord you could also drink our 1992 liqueur straight. And, the Great Taste Award Judges can attest to this - 'Lovely bright red colour. A beautiful sweet yet tart and warming aroma without any harsh alcohol spirit on the nose. The balance of sweetness with sharp raspberry flavour marries up stunningly. This would be great on its own or perfect as a summer mix for a cocktail.'
The aroma of raspberries is bright and fresh with an alcohol content of 20% abv. This abv is at the high end for creme de framboise but the alcohol is still smooth and subtle.
We all know that some of the best soft fruit in the world come from Scotland and this year we had an opportunity to celebrate this at Scottish Food& Drink Fortnight. Our 3-star Great Taste Award winning liqueur was chosen to feature in Co-op stores all over Scotland to mark this event.
In fact, you won't believe what fruit grows in Scotland! - have a look at this seasonality chart from Scotland Food & Drink. Apples, Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Cherries, Gooseberries, Jostaberries, Strawberries, and Taypberries to name a few!
Traditionally, raspberries ripen in Scotland from early July until mid August and they grow particularly well here due to the unique combination of soil and climate. Raspberries contain an array of vitamins and minerals as well as claims of aphrodisiac properties! 'Consider the raspberry' - a lovely article in the Guardian declares that Scotland, and Fife in particular, has the best raspberries and soft fruit anywhere.
Our Scottish raspberries drink in the air of the East Neuk of Fife. The fresh raspberries are then soaked immediately in our vodka base and macerated for over 3 months. The fresh flavour of the raspberries imparts into the alcohol which is then filtered many times to produce a clean and glossy texture. When we pick up our raspberries the aroma fills the van with a jammy sweetness and we can't wait to get back to the distillery and eat a few before they go to be processed for the liqueur.
Similar to the 1992 Blackcurrant Liqueur, the Raspberry Liqueur takes a lot of time and care to make sure that we produce a consistently premium liqueur that stands up to our rivals. Using Scottish fruit was always incredibly important to us as well as being able to honour making it wholly within Tayport.
Gin Liqueurs vs Liqueur vs Liquor
Liqueurs were produced in Italy as early as the 13th Century and were originally a form of herbal medicines.
The French word liqueur is derived from the Latin liquifacere which means 'to dissolve'. To make a liqueur you start with an alcoholic base and then macerate or soak to create flavour and then add sugar. There can be confusion between the term liqueur and liquor in the U.S. and Canada where the two alcohols are very different. In North America, liqueur is a non-alcoholic cordials and Liquor is an alcoholic beverage. Don't mix that up !
Now, another slightly confusing point, Gin liqueurs are drinks made from distilled gin spirits which means they must contain juniper and are sweetened. They are classed as gin liqueurs if under 37.5% ABV and usually range from 15% to 30%. So, not actually Gin. Gin must have an abv above 37.5% according to EU regulations.
Our fruit liqueurs do not contain juniper so are a liqueur in the traditional sense. Both our 1992 Blackcurrant and 1992 Raspberry Liqueur are perfect for cocktail bases, or for adding to sparkling white wines for that touch of sweet fruit.
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