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John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum

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John D. Taylor's // Barbados

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Velvet Falernum is a liqueur flavored with lime, almond, and spices. Today, John D Taylor's version — which some refer to as the original falernum — is produced by R.L. Seale Ltd. in Barbados. The rum-based liqueur is bottled at 11% ABV and can be used in a variety of drinks such as swizzles, daiquiris, and Mai Tais among others.

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"Pale yellow in color, John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum smells sweet, and strongly of cloves and lime juice. On the palate, it's rich and thick, leaving a coating of slightly nutty, spiced, sugary flavor. A hint of lime prevents it from being excessively sweet, but this is a liqueur made to be mixed in cocktails like the Corn 'n' Oil rather than sipped on its own."

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Sweet & Oily