Altia Ofelia Cherry Liqueur (16%)

Altia Eesti, the 2nd biggest alcohol producer in Estonia, was known previously as Ofelia. Later the company changed the name, but Ofelia stays as a liqueur series with buns of different berry and fruit liqueurs. Purchase price for a 50cl bottle was 5€.

Aroma is neutral and has only a hint of cherry. Mouthfeel is thick, very sweet and all aromas are somewhere behind the sugar mass. Taste is soft and it does not have any alcohol burn. Only in the aftertaste there are some cherry aromas. Anyway it lack the almond flavour which is quite typical for cherry liqueurs. Good thing is that it feels natural, artificial flavours are not added. 16% is a very low level for a liqueur and maybe the reason they have had to add so much sugar. It’s too sweet to drink neat, for cocktails the aroma is too weak. Best way to use this liqueur is baking.


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