Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
There are a number of ginger liqueurs in the current market and many of them are quite good. For me there is a place for Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur as it offers the purest ginger flavors among the brands that I rate highly. Further its peppery (gingery) intensity stands up to most every Whiskey and Rum – a feat that cannot be claimed by all.
The Barrow's Intense Ginger is marketed in the US by Serrallés USA (Don Q Rums, Death's Door, Caliche Rum, Wondermint Liqueur, and Kringle Cream), which is a statement of quality. This is a natural product being produced with just four ingredients: ginger, sugar, cane spirit, and filtered water. More than 200 pounds of fresh ginger are used in each batch.
Hazy lemon-lime in the glass with intense glycerin legs.
The nose reveals vibrant ginger aromas married with brown sugar with hints of citrus. Its aromatics profile is a dead-ringer for my homemade ginger syrup.
The palate is in full accord with the nose with a rich, silky entry that soon gives way to flavors of freshly grated ginger. The finish builds in peppery intensity and lingers on for minutes.
The Barrow's Intense is truly intense with a fresh and assertive ginger note that delivers the flavors and power that ginger lovers desire.
How to Serve
This is fabulous served simply chilled but this is a cocktail waiting to happen. Simply combine one part of Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur to three parts Whiskey, Rum, or Brandy served on ice with soda and a wedge of lime. This will become an indispensable item in your bar.
Price: $ 31