You listened patiently while I waxed poetic about Roundhouse Gin, which I still claim is one of the most interesting and tasty gins I’ve ever tried. Well shortly after posting that review I got an email from Roundhouse‘s founder and distiller Alex Nelson letting me know that they’d recently released Corretto a new coffee liqueur. Knowing this I zipped out and picked up a bottle.
Corretto is aptly named after a popular coffee preparation in Italy, the Caffe Corretto. In a Caffe Corretto your shot of espresso is corrected with the addition of a shot of liquor. I think I could really change my stance on coffee if I can expect each cup to have a nice shot of alcohol included in each.
Given this week’s cocktail it seemed like a great time for a review. The White Russian always calls for another prominent coffee liqueur, which for this review will remain nameless. It seemed only logical that I should compare the two. Corretto has a light maple syrup color while the other is darker, closer to molasses. The nose on the Corretto is certainly lighter than the leading brand, but has a cleaner coffee aroma.
Let’s face it the flavor is what really counts. Corretto is less sweet but the coffee flavor is intense and very fresh. While I do like the leading brand quite a lot for me Corretto is the winner. Alex summed it up best in his email when he described Corretto as “a coffee liqueur that’s been blowing the pants off of <nameless giant> in our blind taste tests.” If Corretto is for sale in your area pick up a bottle. If not, let me know and we can work something out. Either way happiness will ensue.