Spiritopia Ginger Liqueur rated "Highly Recommended " by the Beverage Tasting Institute!
Here's what they had to say:
"Hazy gold color. Bright, herbal, inviting aromas of ginger flan and ginseng gum with a satiny, racy, moderately sweet medium body and a peppery, complex, medium-long raw ginger, pepper, and horchata finish. Solid, peppery ginger flavor for cocktails."
Beginning with the Philosophy of Balance, I set out to create the world's finest sipping ginger. The first step in creating Spiritopia Ginger Liqueur is to source the finest ingredients. Ginger is grown all over the world and we tasted roots from Jamaica, China, Peru, and Hawaii. The ginger liqueurs that had the best bold flavor (without the harshness of some of the others) used ginger from an organic farm in Peru. I also feel that it is critical to use a fully developed, mature rhizome (root). Some describe baby ginger as delicate - I call it wimpy.
To make Spiritopia Ginger Liqueur, the ginger is thin sliced and infused in spirits for several months. We test and measure the development of the ginger intensity. An important aspect of ginger liqueur is that the product is an infusion (or technically a maceration), not a distillation as there is not much fermentable sugar in ginger. The spirits we use are distilled six times and we test to make sure there are no wicked aldehydes or other off flavors. I imagine that you are thinking about organoleptic testing (that's fancy for using your senses to evaluate). Yes, we do quite a bit of that but also quite a bit with our instruments like the spectrophotometer and liquid chromatograph. Being The Spirit Chemist, I find that stuff fun, too. (But second!)
Once the infusion has matured, it is blended with raw organic sugar and premium spices including genuine Madagascar Bourbon vanilla to achieve the perfect intensity of bold ginger flavor in a warm, complex liqueur. Finally, the finished ginger liqueur is racked (allowed to settle) and then bottled and labeled by hand in small batches. Enjoy!
Chris, The Spirit Chemist
Best of Show/Double Gold 2016 Seattle International Spirits Competition
"Highly Recommended" 2015 BTI Tastings International Review of Spirits
Gold Medal 2014 Denver International Spirits Competition