Carolans Salted Caramel cream liquor

LCBO#: 11439
Price: $27.00
Made in: Ireland
By: TJ Carolan & Son Ltd
ABV: 17%

Carolans is the Irish Cream we get here that competes with Baileys. It is pretty close, and you save a few bucks. Some people even prefer it… and now they have a Salted Caramel version to compete even more. Lots of butterscotch and caramel sweetness in the nose. Creamy mouthfeel and slick. The caramel pulls out in the flavours with some light saltiness lingering on the tongue. Hints of coconut in the background. The cream feels better in this one and all-around, I think I prefer this one over the Baileys version.

Baileys Salted Caramel

LCBO#: 400259
Price: $31.05
Made in: Ireland
By: Agave R & A Bailey & Co Ltd
ABV: 17%

Salted Caramel seems to be popular nowadays, as I see it in lots of stuff, even in beers. Still, pretty much the same aromas of milky butterscotch. The taste is where is the butterscotch slightly turns on the caramel side. The saltiness though is quite mild, if there at all. Very, very close to the original Baileys, so wish it had more salt added to it. Was a nice try, but not sure we will see this one again.

Baileys Strawberries & Cream

LCBO#: 551598
Price: $30.95
Made in: Ireland
By: R & A Bailey & Co Ltd

A new limited edition of Baileys – Strawberries & Cream. As we like our Baileys cream in our coffee, this one is no exception if you do like the creamy strawberry stuff. Aromas are exactly what you expect with the strawberry notes, the creaminess and light alcohol. The taste is much of the same with a nice berry fruitiness over the sweetness, balanced by the cream. Very good on its own, or in your morning warm beverage. Comes with a recipe to do a colada with coconut rum or vodka. This one is much better than the salted caramel version they did not long ago.