Catchable but not fetchable
I do like Liquor with a back story.. Vardy's have created just that, short but simple tale of moonshiners in Tennessee.. I'll not spoil the story, so you will have to Raise a jar and unlock the spirit
Coming in at a weighty 5.5% in a 375ml authentically styled mason jar, two flavours are currently available, with another two hot on their heels
First up is Strawberry and Basil.. Following the instructions of adding ice and shaking, we took a Sip and noted the sweet candy like strawberry taste. It's palate blasting at first until something else kicks in.. Basil struck me as a strange ingredient when I first picked this up, so much so that I almost put it back on the shelf.. Almost
The basil works, bringing balance to the otherwise sickly sweet candy like strawberry.. It is almost like gummy candy or a melted ice pop. That is until the alcohol brings you back to the edge of an acceptable cocktail
Perhaps the sunshine is an essential ingredient here, maybe trying it on a drab , wet July day didn't include the necessary ambience.. It is after all, easily drinkable.
As you get towards the bottom and the ice has served its purpose it begins to take on a watery taste.. Undettered we took it outside and supped it in the rain to see if it does in fact taste better in the summer air, but the. Perhaps everything does
The Apple Pie version is the same price and contains the same alcohol content as its partner in moonshine crime.
A genuine apple pie / alcohol taste. Easy to sip and smooth to drink. It is what it is.
The ice, once again, waters down the alcohol as expected. I can't help but think it would be better served chilled or even a short blast in the freezer to create a semi frozen cocktail in a jar
This one is sweet, but not as overpowering as the strawberry.
Maybe I am tight when it comes to alcohol and possibly used to cheaper booze! But for the current price point it's expensive for what it is. Yes I could drink it and the mason jars are not only well designed but quite current. A single jar cost me £2.59, so four is over £10.. In this bar there is a lot more bang for your buck available!
Forgive the typos.. Boozing and typing do not mix.. It authenticates the lifetime review