Liqueur Philosophy

The Trinity

  • Essence
    The essence is the core flavor of the liqueur. Of course, it may have an important supporting...
  • Spirit
    Is it  a coincidence that the word "spirit" is used to describe our favorite drinks and our...
  • Sweetness
    Sweetness is a key feature that sets liqueurs apart from other spirits. In fact, liqueurs must be...



A philosophy about liqueurs?  Well, yes, and without sounding too highbrow it can be summed up in a single word: balance. Like the three legs of a well-balanced stool, essence, spirit, and sweetness are blended to achieve the perfect pitch. Or maybe like facets of a gem that are cut "just so" to achieve brilliance. Anyway, finding the right balance is one of the key challenges and rewards of being in the spirits business. On the left you can learn a little more about each of the core aspects of a liqueur.