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Drink Review: St George Spiced Pear Liqueur

Californian producer St George’s Spiced Pear Liqueur takes the distillery’s Pear Brandy, made from organic, aromatic Bartlett pears. To this, pear juice, cinnamon and clove are added, resulting in a sweet, fruity liqueur.

St George Spiced Pear Liqueur Review:

St George Spiced Pear Liqueur is a pear liqueur crafted from spices including, ground cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and anise. The liqueur is somewhat similar to brandy, but with a more uniquely pear-like flavour. It is sweet, fruity and not at all cloying.

Whilst tasting, one can still taste the spices and there definitely is a cinnamon-like punch to the liqueur. It is less sweet than most pear brandy.

St George Spiced Pear Liqueur is one of the best pear liqueurs that I have tried. It has a truly unique flavour that just showcases the quality of fresh Bartlett Pears used to make the liqueur.

The liqueur is presented in a red and gold bottle. The label is simple and straightforward, making it easy for those who are not that well acquainted with the liqueur.

St George Spiced Pear Liqueur would be perfect to serve with Dry Gin Cocktails, and it is also a great liqueur to serve with any delicate fruit-based cocktail. It would be perfect to serve with Dry Gin Cocktails, and it is also a great liqueur to serve with any delicate fruit-based cocktail.

St George Spiced Pear Liqueur Review:

Colour: Clear amber

Nose: Spiced pear liqueur with a huge minerally note. There is also a light sweetness.

Palate: Warm, perfumed pear liqueur that is not cloying despite the sweetness.

Finish: Beautifully balanced and not cloying.

Rating: 91/100 – Another excellent pear liqueur from St George. This is not your typical liqueur, and the spices in the pear combine to produce a unique, pear-meets-ginic flavour. It is an excellent pear liqueur and would be perfect for serving with gins and other dry cocktails.

Recommendation: Buy.

St George Spiced Pear Liqueur Review:

A friend recently served me a Pear brandy and somehow, over the course of the evening, this pear spiced liqueur just washed over me, and I articulated my amazement to my buddy. I am a stickler when it comes to drinks, so I was intrigued.

This pear liqueur was so good that we went to the primary producer and bought a whole bunch. St George’s Spiced Pear Liqueur is the first one that we have tasted, but this was the best of all of them!

If you love pear brandy, you need to try Florida’s St. George Pear Liqueur.

If you don’t, well, I suggest you start trying some of this pear spiced liqueurs. They are out there and they are delicious.

St George Spiced Pear Liqueur Review:

St George Spiced Pear Liqueur takes the distillery’s Pear Brandy, made from organic, aromatic Bartlett pears. To this, pear juice, cinnamon and clove are added, resulting in a sweet, fruity liqueur. Spicy pear goodness.

This is the best “pear” liqueur I have ever tasted. It is not just a reflection on the “pear” liqueur because the liqueur really does taste of pear. I love a pear liqueur and I would definitely buy this one.

The spices in pear liqueur are unmistakable, but the liqueur is not cloying. It is definitely a drink to be sipped on its own – it is not too sweet and not too heavy. This is the best pear liqueur I have ever drunk, and I will definitely be buying a bottle for mixing into my gin and tonics.

St George Spiced Pear Liqueur Review:

Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, anise. Or perhaps just peaty, sweet. The nose is scented with mild pear (anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) and there is a mild heat to the nose. The palate is very sweet – a pear syrup, with a spicy-tart note of anise and cinnamon.

The palate is spicy, slightly sweet, and inviting. The finish adds a pear-tang with a subtle bite. However, a word of caution. This is an ‘experimental’ liquor you might do well to try ‘pure’ at first (the cheap “makeshift” bottle you buy on the shelf).

The real thing is that once you taste a good pear liqueur you can’t drink the rest! The flavors are too strong and are difficult to re-create in other drinks.

Written by Mark Adams

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