After a day of tasting wine & spirits, sampling a lineup of cream liqueurs was a welcome respite. A category usually dominated by big brands; this year many local, Alberta-based and Canadian products made the judges’ short list. In addition to balanced sweetness, good mouthfeel and alcohol integration; the panel determined that flavour authenticity be the deciding factor; finding that quality of the maple, chocolate or hazelnut influences would make a best fit for one’s coffee, or having over ice after a fine meal.
Best In Class
Cabot Trail Maple Cream Liqueur
$29-35 CSPC 745168
Hansen Morning Glory Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Liqueur
$33-36 CSPC 798543
Rocky Mountain Alpine Creamer
$37-40 CSPC 820640