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Aber Falls coffee & dark chocolate liqueur (20.6% ABV)
Star rating: 4/5
In a nutshell: This thick and indulgent pour pairs deep cocoa alongside fresh coffee notes. When mixed with milk, it makes the perfect adult shake.
It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic setting for sipping on an iced coffee liqueur than the Aber Falls distillery. Situated in the Welsh village of Abergwyngregyn, at the foot of the Aber Falls waterfall, the distillery consistently produce noteworthy spirits and liqueurs, each bottle bursting the unmistakable freshness that you would expect from the Welsh coast.
In 2019, the Welsh company was awarded Great British Food’s ‘Best New Product’ award and named Welsh Start-Up of the Year. The company is also involved with the local community; botanicals are sourced locally in collaboration with Bangor University and spent grain is recycled as cattle feed.
Aber Falls took inspiration from the espresso martini cocktail when they first conceived their coffee & dark chocolate liqueur. They have embodied the classic mix perfectly with this decadent digestif. Notes of freshly roasted coffee and indulgent dark chocolate are tempered by a dash of cream and a pinch of vanilla.
The perfect pour
The Aber Falls mocha twist. A simplification of the white russian, this drink is made by pouring yourself an Aber Falls coffee & dark chocolate liqueur and adding milk to taste. Garnish with two cherries to match the bitter chocolate notes.
Best described as an adult chocolate milkshake, the milk does a brilliant job of bridging the coffee and dark chocolate while also heightening the creamy vanilla notes. Drop in one large ice cube to keep the drink colder for longer, or go in another direction all together and warm your milk beforehand and pour yourself a homely nightcap.
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