Now just a cherry picking minute! Here are a few facts you may not know about this fruit. The Marasca cherry grown in Yugoslavia is what Maraschino (pronounced mer-ə-ˈskē-nō) liqueur is made from. The neon colored cocktail garnishes are in no way related. But, Bols Maraschino isn’t really either. Instead, it is made from Morello cherries grown in the Black Forest region of Germany. Instead, it is closer to kirschwasser (cherry-water). But, Bols has added a sweetener and some herbs to keep it from being an eaux de vie. So, it is an interesting hybrid.
Bols Maraschino (48 proof)
Nose: Dark, sweet cherry fruit.
Taste: Definite cherry with a sweet and light touch. It’s a kind of funky, fruity Black Forest dessert aspect. This would make a great ingredient in whipped cream.
Finish: Sweet cherry goes on for a long while. Think cherry bubble gum.
Overall: Not as complex as Luxardo or Maraska maraschino, but will do in a pinch.
GSN Rating: B-
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