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November 22, 2017

Review: Merrys Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur

by Jeff Ellingson

Merrys Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur was released in the summer of 2015.  It is one of six Irish Cream liqueurs in their current lineup.  The others include White Chocolate, Strawberry, Pumpkin Spice, Toffee Buttermint, and Merrys Original Irish Cream.  At one time they produced a Caramel Cream Liqueur made with bourbon.  Merrys Salted Caramel is handcrafted by Master Blender Don Crowley in small batches using the finest Irish Whiskey, grain spirits, and fresh dairy cream.  The cream is delivered to the distillery within 12 hours of leaving the farms gate.  Natural flavors and caramel color are blended before bottling at 34 proof.Merrys Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur pours to a chocolate milk color.  The aroma is vanilla, cream, toffee, and sweet whiskey.    The sweet whiskey entry is joined by vanilla and cream.  I would describe the entry as creamy but not thick.  Milk chocolate caramel flavor arrives before fading with toffee.  It finishes with mild warmth, sea salt, whiskey, and caramel taste, and a mild whiskey burn.  After several sips the whiskey burn fades, and the sea salt volume builds.

Made in Clonmel CO. Tipperary Ireland

17% Alcohol

Score: 88

Award: Silver Medal

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