Fortified & Organic Liqueurs

Treat yourself to some fine examples of organic fortified wines and liqueurs. Appetising organic Sherries are the perfect way to start a meal, and Port is rightly the traditional way to end.  Or look to liqueurs for even more varied flavours. Some of the earliest liqueur recipes are found on ancient Greek scrolls and even on Egyptian tombs. In 13th-century Italy, monks developed their own liqueur recipes using herbs for medicinal use.

As trade routes opened, spices were imported, and new flavours for liqueurs and fortified wines were developed, using ingredients like honey, orange, and ginger. Today, countless liqueur variations are made all over the world. Fruit-based flavours like berries, lemons and oranges are quite common. The best organic liqueurs are made from naturally harvested fruits and not fruit concentrates or even whole fruit derived from farms that do not use pesticides and fertilisers.

With so many variations, feel free to try the different flavours produced from every corner of the globe. If fruit is and has always been your preference, then opt for the traditional Blackcurrant Liqueur made by Gibson’s in the Cotswolds. Cassis contains just the right blend of lush fruit with puckering acidity, and is the classic ingredient in Kirs and Kir Royales, which are wines and sparkling wines with a small amount of blackcurrant liqueur added. Or try their organic Elderflower Liqueur.

Fortified organic wines and liqueurs are excellent for meals. The sweeter texture of Port and liqueurs also makes them a good choice as an after-meal drink or nightcap. Explore our popular and unique Organic Fortified Malbec (very similar to Port, but made from Malbec grapes). Walcher’s Organic Ameretto is another popular choice for our customers.