Amarula Vanilla Spice Cream Liquor

LCBO#: 635615
Price: $22.55
Made in: South Africa
By: Southern Liqueur Co.
ABV: 15.5%

A nice touch on the already delicious Amaruly Cream Liquor – with Madagascan vanilla and African ginger. Already our second bottle of this, as it mixes very well with coffee. The spices are so nice. It does have a little egg nog smell once it breath out. The spices and sweet creaminess are well-blended together. Again, the same for flavours with the vanilla base that is quite smooth. Great on the rocks or like mentioned – with coffee. We really, really like this one. Love the original one, but this is delicious and works well for fall. Hope this one stays.

RumChata Cream Liqueur

LCBO#: 380865
Price: $31.00
Made in: USA
By: Agave Loco Brands
ABV: 13.7%

An American Cream Liqueur made from Caribbean rum and real dairy cream. For those who like spices, this cream liqueur is for you. Cinnamon, light nutmeg, all-spices, all-blended by vanilla. Even pumpkin puree is felt, even though there is none. It does still make a nice spiced cream liqueur for this month of Halloween. Spices up the creaminess in coffee, which makes a big change from Baileys. On its own, it is sweet, but not too crazy syrupy. More creamy and not sticky on the tongue. Yes, this rum-based cream liqueur is quite good. We have bought several bottle since our first try. Highly recommended.

Patron Tequila

20140323-155424.jpgMade in: Mexico
By: Patron Spirits Company

Comparing all 4 samplers of the Patron Tequila (Silver, Reposado, Añejo and Cafe Dark). Starting with the common Silver version. Clear look, aromas of agave, caramel, with hints of citrus and smokiness. Pretty smooth mouthfeel overall with taste of grassy blue agave, alcohol and slightly peppery. Very easy-drinking, mild tequila. Next is the Reposado with a very light clear golden colour. Aromas seem like alcohol is stronger, with the agave and some wood notes. The caramel and smokiness is milder. Feels a little smoother, but overall not as pleasant as the silver one. 6 month in oak barrels and now the Añejo version, at least 12 months with white oak maturing. Light golden with a very slight amber hue. A little sweetness in the taste with grassy notes, caramel and mild vanilla. Smoother mouthfeel than the others, and the taste is better than the Reposado. The agave is well-balanced with the oak. And last is the coffee liqueur blended with their Silver version. Dark brown colour reminding me of soya sauce, and the scent is closer to this than coffee. Chocolate as well. The chocolate is more present in the flavours than the coffee. Syrupy mouthfeel with the tequila coming out in the finish. A nice desert drink. A nice bunch of tequilas, but not sure I would pay the price for a full bottle.