November 14, 2011 — Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur
Oh Heaven Hills Distillery. You people with your excellent products that are only released in limited runs, leaving us mere mortals to scramble, hoping that you’ll release it again. Or, if you’re the Cocktails, 365 test bar, leaving us to stock up on bottles before your seasonal flavors are off the shelves.
This week we’re preparing for Thanksgiving with Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur. Heaven Hills puts it out, and it’s only the market from September until November. Which means if you want to get your glommy mitts on this amazing crack in a bottle you better hurry up and start hording it. The local supplier for the test bar ordered three cases and was completely sold out in less than a week. And this without much of any sort of marketing blitz. At $10 a bottle, it’s affordable too. Damn affordable.
We sampled it. We tested it. And we have judged it worthy. It barely tastes like pumpkin pie, though. Which isn’t a bad thing. It’s still damn tasty. Come. Delve into Fulton’s.
There is a strong cinnamon scent right up front, with a hint of coffee. There’s not much of a pumpkin scent right up front. Just a hint.
Much like the nose, the cinnamon is right up front with a bit of cloves. My first thought is akin to eggnog, with just a hint of pumpkin. It’s very smooth on the front and on the back. Not an overpowering pumpkin flavor. Just enough to kind of hang out in the back.
On the Rocks:
If I thought this was excellent neat, it’s even better cold. Nice and beautifully smooth.