Tempus Fugit Spirits
Creme de Cacao 70cl 24% Vol
Tempus Fugit Spirits Crème de Cacao is based on a 19th-century recipe, cross-referenced in English and French. Terroir is important for ingredients,...read more
Unctuous, syrupy thick, light molasses brown color. Off the charts sweetness and beaniness, with unequal amounts of cocao (two-thirds) and vanilla (one-third) fragrances in the opening whiffs; the powdered cocoa comes to the forefront in the second inhalations, lusciously so. Amazingly cocoa-like and buttery at entry; midpalate is spot-on dark chocolate-like, but neither bitter nor semisweet; it's just flat-out sweet. The suggestions are to either throw in a splash of soda water for a digestif or utilize this gummy liqueur in cocktails that call for crème de cacao.
Tempus Fugit Spirits Crème de Cacao is based on a 19th-century recipe, cross-referenced in English and French. Terroir is important for ingredients, and the original source of cacao for the best Crème de Cacao was cacao from Venezuela while the best source of vanilla was from Mexico, so it was important that these two ingredients be specifically sourced to reproduce the best quality of Crème de Cacao. The raw cacao is distilled and the distillate is then macerated with additional cacao and crushed whole vanilla bean. The process not only gives a depth of character, but also naturally colors the Crème de Cacao a medium brown. 24% ABV
Tempus Fugit Spirits is dedicated to the glory of the well-made cocktail. The goal is to source and recreate rare spirits and liqueurs from the pages of history to satisfy the demands of the most discerning connoisseur.
Along with the world's finest absinthes, Tempus Fugit was determined to seek out fine rare liquors that were once staples in classic pre-Prohibition cocktails, which have been lost over time. In most cases, Tempus Fugit recreated these liqueurs in-house using historic 19th-century protocols, many cross-referenced in several languages, to arrive as close in taste to these forgotten spirits as is possible, or surpass them. From rare fruit, flower and plant liqueurs to bitters, amari, vermouths and chinati, Tempus Fugit prides itself in finding out what's missing from the back bar of the most discerning bartenders. Tempus Fugit's focus is on what is often called a cocktail "modifier," those spirit-based ingredients used to transform whisky, gin, rum, etc. into a cocktail. Today, this category is often abused by industrial methods of production, artificial flavors and colors. It's known that these liqueurs were created in the past to be drunk alone, as aperitifs or digestifs, and were made with great pride and care by the best distilleries and liquorists. Tempus Fugit follows in their noble steps, and it is with great pride that they bring the "Spirit of History" to the modern cocktail enthusiast.
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