GSN Review: Disaronno Velvet Cream Liqueur

Born in Saronno, Italy in 1525, Disaronno is one of the oldest Italian spirits brands and known for their distinctive bottle design made of a special faceted glass crafted in Murano, topped with the inimitable square cap. Disaronno Velvet features the same design and cap in a sleek white for an ultra-premium look.

Building on the equity of the iconic amaretto Disaronno Originale, Ray Stoughton, Executive Vice President & General Manager of Disaronno International shares, “Disaronno Velvet opens up an opportunity for us to attract new consumers to the Disaronno brand,” says . “Disaronno represents quality and authenticity in the cordial category as well as great profitability all year long.”

Disaronno Velvet is available nationally for $29.99 SRP, is 17% ABV and gluten free.

GSN’s Remarks: Familiar apricot/almond nose blending into a fresh, milky cream perfume. Medium sweet entry laden with a thick cream viscosity and smooth mouthfeel. The fruit and nut flavors carry themselves well and are not diminished in the least by the flavor of the cream. Overall, this is a wonderful alternative to the plethora of Irish Cream and Bourbon liqueurs on the market. A fun, celebratory liqueur that will appeal to just about everyone. GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Disaronno International


GSN Review: Disaronno Velvet White Russian

Disaronno and Russian Standard recently announced a new partnership culminating in a cocktail, the Velvet White Russian. The Velvet White Russian is a unique twist on the popular “Big Lebowski” drink, combining 1 part Disaronno Velvet, 1 part Russian Standard Original Vodka and 2 parts cream, served in a rocks glass over ice.

Launched in April 2020, Disaronno Velvet is the newest innovation to the liqueur category from the iconic Disaronno brand. Bottled at 17% ABV, Disaronno Velvet combines the flavor of almonds with nuances of chocolate and vanilla, all while providing the quintessential Amaretto flavor profile of Disaronno.

Russian Standard Original Vodka is crafted using hardy winter wheat and water drawn from Lake Ladoga, one of the largest lakes in the world and a source of naturally soft water. It is distilled over 200 times and filtered through charcoal resulting in a vodka that offers both purity and taste. Russian Standard pays incredible attention to detail, even rinsing their caps and bottles with vodka to maintain the integrity of its liquid.

GSN’s Remarks: The Velvet Cream Liqueur is quite good, if a tad sweet, but when mixed with the additon of vodka and cream, it tempers down to a soft sweetness. Really, the overall flavor of this cocktail is of a candy bar. We applaud the collaboration with Russian Standard, which is one of our “go-to’s” when looking for a vodka. This is a fine, if simple drink, perfect for the fall-like weather that is heading our way. GSN Rating: B+

For more information go to: Disaronno & Vodka

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