Kelly the Culinarian: Drink discovery: Sheridan's

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Drink discovery: Sheridan's

The cruise may be long over, but I have memories, photographs and duty-free products, including this lovely bottle of liquor you can't find in the United States.
Sheridan's is an Irish coffee-flavored liquor with a unique bottling concept and a delicious, sweet taste. The bottle is actually two separate glass bottles, one with a white, chocolate-tasting liquor and the other a black, coffee-flavored liquor. The bottles fused together and a spout pours the beverages at the same time. You can learn more about the packaging at this Web site.

Tim and I tasted this on the cruise and had to have it. The bottle was $22 and well worth it. It's a great conversation starter and it's nice to have something that you can't get locally. You must keep it refrigerated, which is kind of a pain because of the large bottle and awkward shape, but oh well.

When you pour yourself a shot or glass of this, the white liquor will float to the top, creating a lovely looking drink. The taste is a bit sweet, like an after-dinner drink, except with a coffee after taste. Although it has 15.5 percent alcohol by volume, there's really no discernible liquor flavor and I don't think this is the type of drink you can get a buzz from. This is meant to be enjoyed.

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