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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Cherry Heering Vintage Bottlings Make a Fashionable Splash During The Manhattan Cocktail Classic

By Francine Cohen Photos Courtesy of Cherry Heering

Fashion designers often reach to the past to inspire the future, while most distillers are busy producing spirits in the past they look forward to sharing with appreciative patrons in the future. Thanks to Cherry Heering (www.cherryheering.com) the two concepts collided most pleasurably during the Manhattan Cocktail Classic (www.manhattancocktailclassic.com) when vintage 1890 and 1950 bottles of the classic cherry brandy were uncorked to the sounds of jazz age music under the vaulted ceilings of Grand Central Station’s Campbell Apartment (www.hospitalityholdings.com) – formerly the luxurious office and salon of ’20’s mogul John W. Campbell.
Campbell, with his obvious taste for exquisite luxury, would have applauded these two very special pourings. Both had aged to a fine sherry or port-like flavor, pleasing all who were on hand to sip along with the official tasting panel: Jörgen Tilander, owner of the Cherry Heering liqueur brand, Jackson Cannon, famed Boston bar man from Eastern Standard, Akiko Katayama, an established international writer and former Iron Chef judge and Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist and MC/Host of the Cherry Heering liqueur vintage event (www.themodernmixologist.com).
One of the exciting things about exploring the world of spirits is experiencing a variety of expressions, vintages and new products. However, rarely does the chance occur for spirit aficionados to taste something over 100 years old. Adéle Nilsson, CEO of the Xanté & Peter F. Heering Company, was quite delighted that the elixir within the bottles had so beautifully stood the test of time. She commented, “We didn’t know what we would find, but it was wonderful.”
Equally as wonderful for the tasting panel and guests was the opportunity to enjoy each vintage in elegant Orrefors Kosta Boda glassware (www.kostaboda.com).
Once Robert Hamilton, sommelier of Porter House New York opened and decanted the bottles, the tasting panel recorded their notes for history focusing on five areas including, mouth feel, stretch on the palette, degree of sweetness, post resonance and overall balance.
The clear favorite was Cherry Heering liqueur vintage, 1890. Tony Abou-Ganim says,
“This vintage is really well kept, providing notes of chocolate and cigar as if they really rolled everything into the whole spirit. It’s deep, more rounded, more impactful and I
was eager to see how long it can be aged and still taste refined – this is my favorite.”

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Heering on Inside F&B

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Cherry Heering Vintage Bottlings Make a Fashionable Splash During The Manhattan Cocktail Classic
By Francine Cohen Photos Courtesy of Cherry Heering

Fashion designers often reach to the past to inspire the future, while most distillers are busy producing spirits in the past they look forward to sharing with appreciative patrons in the future. Thanks to Cherry Heering (www.cherryheering.com) the two concepts collided most pleasurably during the Manhattan Cocktail Classic (www.manhattancocktailclassic.com) when vintage 1890 and 1950 bottles of the classic cherry brandy were uncorked to the sounds of jazz age music under the vaulted ceilings of Grand Central Station’s Campbell Apartment (www.hospitalityholdings.com) – formerly the luxurious office and salon of ’20’s mogul John W. Campbell.

Campbell, with his obvious taste for exquisite luxury, would have applauded these two very special pourings. Both had aged to a fine sherry or port-like flavor, pleasing all who were on hand to sip along with the official tasting panel: Jörgen Tilander, owner of the Cherry Heering liqueur brand, Jackson Cannon, famed Boston bar man from Eastern Standard, Akiko Katayama, an established international writer and former Iron Chef judge and Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist and MC/Host of the Cherry Heering liqueur vintage event (www.themodernmixologist.com).

One of the exciting things about exploring the world of spirits is experiencing a variety of expressions, vintages and new products. However, rarely does the chance occur for spirit aficionados to taste something over 100 years old. Adéle Nilsson, CEO of the Xanté & Peter F. Heering Company, was quite delighted that the elixir within the bottles had so beautifully stood the test of time. She commented, “We didn’t know what we would find, but it was wonderful.”

Equally as wonderful for the tasting panel and guests was the opportunity to enjoy each vintage in elegant Orrefors Kosta Boda glassware (www.kostaboda.com).

Once Robert Hamilton, sommelier of Porter House New York opened and decanted the bottles, the tasting panel recorded their notes for history focusing on five areas including, mouth feel, stretch on the palette, degree of sweetness, post resonance and overall balance.

The clear favorite was Cherry Heering liqueur vintage, 1890. Tony Abou-Ganim says,
“This vintage is really well kept, providing notes of chocolate and cigar as if they really rolled everything into the whole spirit. It’s deep, more rounded, more impactful and I
was eager to see how long it can be aged and still taste refined – this is my favorite.”

http://insidefandb.com/2010/07/everything-old-is-new-again/

Excerpt from the blog spiritmeaway.com

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Cherry Heering Back on the Scene

Last night I was at the Campbell Apartment testing out some recipes made with Cherry Heering. The cherry liqueur has been around since 1818 but since Kindred Spirits took it over around the beginning of the year its enjoying an increased visibility on the scene. Jonathan Pogash has created some cocktails for the Campbell Apt that feature the liqueur, they should be on the menu in the next few days. Now I know there have been some sugary-sweet cherry liqueurs and cordials on the market over time, but don’t make the mistake of assuming Cherry Heering is a glorified commercial grenadine like some others. It has a distinct ripe cherry flavor and a cinnamon spice to it. It is also has a good viscosity to it, which I look for in a liqueur. It mixes well with dark liquors but makes a great after-dinner drink served neat. I can see lots of tasty holiday drinks being made with Cherry Heering. They also have a coffee liqueur coming out around the top of the year, which I am really looking forward to since I love coffee cocktails! Here are the two recipes I tried last night:

Cherry Whiskey Fizz
• 2 oz premium bourbon
• ¾ oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
• 1 oz lemon
• 1 egg white
• Splash of soda
Combine all ingredients except soda in a mixing glass, add ice and shake well. Pour into a collins glass over fresh ice, top with soda. Garnish with a brandied cherry and a fat lemon peel speared together.

Blood & Sand
• 2 parts premium Scotch
• 1 part Cherry Heering Liqueur
• 1 part Sweet Vermouth
• 1 part orange juice
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled 7 oz cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange disk flamed over the top, then dropped into the cocktail

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