Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette
Rothman & Winter // Austria
Made with a base of brandy, this liqueur gets its flavor from Queen Charlotte and March violets found in the Alps. No additional fruit or spice flavors are added to the liqueur before it’s bottled at 20% ABV. It is recommended that this liqueur is used within two years of purchase.
Floral LiqueursFloral profiles dominate the flavor of these liqueurs but other ingredients may be used. Elderflower, violets, rose are very common and the liqueur is often brightly colored. Often neutral spirit is used to form the base, but other spirits such as gin are used.
"This floral liqueur is violet through and through, beginning with its deep purple-blue hue. On the nose, it’s intensely floral and sweet like a violet candy. The palate is softer than expected, but still intensely sugary and violet centric. The liqueur coats the palate and lingers, evolving into a slight richness, perhaps from the brandy base. A little goes a long way, but used in moderation it can transform and add a unique hue, flavor, and richness to cocktails like the classic Aviation."