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WHAT IS IT?
Baileys Irish Cream liqueur that has been given a flavour of Biscotti.
I do not like this Baileys flavour at all and think it was a bad choice to try to make it taste like Biscotti. I am Italian and Biscotti is very important to me but this does not taste anything like it should and I think there is not very much change to the flavour of the original Baileys except for making it taste more bitter. The taste of Biscotti is too dry to put it in creamy drinks, in Italy we flavour spirits with Biscotti but we use the biscuits that soak in the spirit before we remove the biscuit with mesh but Baileys have not done that and they have made a fake Biscotti taste that is not very nice I don't think. I do not think the Biscotti matches with a cream drink.
WHAT I THINK
This is not a very nice Baileys flavour and that is a pity because I have liked all of the other flavours that I have tried. I tried it because I get homesick sometimes and then I will cook an Italian meal for my family and drink our favourite drinks, I thought that a Biscotti Baileys flavour would be a very nice thing to serve when I have created a meal with traditional Italians flavours.
I did not like it and neither did my husband or my sister, my husband is English and does not have a special love of Biscotti but my sister is very in love with these biscuits and I thought that she would like this Baileys to remind her of home also. She said that it was a bitter drink and my husband said that it seemed to be even thicker then ever and that this Baileys did not have any sweetness so he could taste the alcohol stronger. I do not agree with him because I think the Biscotti does not change the taste of the Baileys very much, the problem I think is that it is a very fake flavour that is not like Biscotti at all. That is the reason I do not like Baileys with Biscotti, if the flavour was nicer then I would drink it but it makes me feel sick when I have drunk one glass only.
My sister has said to me that she has poured the Biscotti Baileys drink over her ice cream, she does that with other flavours of Baileys and said that the Biscotti tastes better on ice cream than to drink. I have not drunk it apart from with ice.
A bottle of Baileys with Biscotti costs about £15 and that is the same as all of these flavoured ones. It has got 17% alcohol in it so will give you a headache if you drink too many glasses but that is the same as any Baileys.
1 Dooyoo Star.
I love all the flavours of Bailey's with the exception of the Biscotti one which I find just a bit too sickly for my tastes to be able to enjoy more than one glass at a time.
The Biscotti version still has the same basic taste as normal Bailey's and is a thick and indulgent creamy liqueur but unlike the original version this one doesn't have the same Moorish qualities thanks in large part to the strange taste of the biscotti.
It has a slight almond smell to it and I originally thought that I would enjoy this one as I like the taste of almonds but it has a strange taste that I just couldn't get used to. On top of the almonds and the creamy liqueur it also has an actual biscuit taste which just doesn't seem to go with the Bailey's at all.
I also found this to be too sickly sweet. Normal Bailey's is very sweet but I can still drink and enjoy a few glasses before I have had enough but with this one the cloying sickliness of the biscotti was enough for me after only half a glass which is unusual for me.
I think that the biggest problem for me personally was that usually I love the aftertaste of Bailey's and a lot of the time that is my favourite part of drinking it. The slight burn followed by the indulgent sweetness of the cream is missing with this and it didn't leave just a nice taste in my mouth.
This isn't a horrible drink but compared to the other flavours this one is definitely lacking that special something which makes Bailey's such an indulgent drink to enjoy and be savoured.
I paid around about £17 for a bottle of this and it lasted a lot longer than my usual bottles of Bailey's do as I wasn't as inclined to sit and enjoy a glass as I normally would be. I was even more willing to share this with people whereas with the other Bailey's I am normally greedy and don't like to share.
Although it isn't horrible as such compared to the other versions this one just isn't as nice and it isn't one that I shall be purchasing again.
Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur is one of my favourite drinks, and in the last few years a number of different versions of the brand have been released, in such flavours as mint, hazelnut and coffee. Before Christmas I was pleased to find the Biscotti flavour on offer in Tesco, and purchased a bottle.
Baileys comes in a standard black bottle which is more curved and rounded than most liqueur bottles. The Biscotti variety has a paler brown label to differentiate it from original Baileys.
Baileys is a mixture of Irish whiskey and cream and contains 17% alcohol. Because of the cream, it has a comparatively short shelf life of 30 months, but this is never a problem for me as I never have a bottle lying around for more than five or six months! The drink should be stored at a moderate temperature of between 5 and 25 degrees Celsius and does not contain preservatives as the alcohol content preserves the cream.
Biscotti are almond biscuits, baked twice and cut immediately after removal from the oven to make them go hard and crunchy. They are delicious and are often eaten with coffee or tea. To me they evoke posh dinner parties or smart get-togethers, and therefore a biscotti flavour seemed appropriate for the Baileys brand.
Baileys Biscotti is a pale brown liquid that has a sweet alcoholic scent. It doesn't look as immediately appetising as some drinks I've seen, but long familiarity has made it very appealing to me! I couldn't immediately distinguish this variety from the standard one - the aroma was very faint.
This variety of Baileys had the same sweet, rich taste of standard Baileys and the same alcohol hit. I could detect the almond biscotti taste: this aspect wasn't as strong as I would have liked, but was stronger than, say, the mint variety. It was certainly different from normal Baileys and tasted a little like amaretto (also made from almonds).
When I drank it in hot chocolate or Horlicks, I couldn't taste biscotti at all. However, when drunk alone I could tell the difference, although I could only have one glass at a time - the almond flavour is fairly rich and I didn't want any more.
Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur is something I enjoy at home by myself, usually on a cold winter's evening, or added to a cup of hot chocolate.
Baileys is full of calories, with 5.7g of fat and 144 calories per 43g (1.5oz) serving, but as I only have one or two glasses at a time (sometimes instead of a dessert, sometimes alone) this isn't too much of a problem for me. It's definitely a drink to be enjoyed in moderation, not something to be knocked back on a big night out!
***Price and Availability***
The original Baileys liqueur is widely available from shops, pubs and restaurants, but I've only seen other varieties such as Biscotti in the larger supermarkets. All varieties of Baileys are normally priced at around £13 for 70cl which is pretty much standard for branded liqueurs and spirits. Smaller and larger bottles are also available. The drink is often available on special offer in supermarkets, particularly around Christmas time.
I love Baileys Original, and I still prefer it to this Biscotti variety, however this one is a success in my opinion and I'd consider buying it again when I fancy a change.
Baileys Original Irish Cream was created by Gilbeys of Ireland and is a very popular liqueur. The original Baileys has been used to create new flavours of which Biscotti is one that I have just recently tried out. It was released about 12 months ago, and followed on from the 'hint of' range which included mint, caramel, hazelnut and coffee.
Bailey's Biscotti is based around the Original Baileys Irish liqueur, which is a creamy, velvety, smooth, coffee coloured, milky looking Alcoholic drink, which is almost always served with ice.
At 17% alc / vol Bailey's is a lot weaker than most spirits, and when the ice is added, and has diluted it further, it is the sort of drink that shouldn't get you too drunk, if drank in moderation.
The addition of the 'Biscotti' to Bailey's is one that I like, it gives it a nice subtle biscuit flavour which is not too overpowering, but makes the drink feel fresh and tastes mildly of the famous Italian biscuits. The biscotti flavour is noticeable, but it is not all that strong, and kind of tastes like a traditional baileys flavoured drink with a detectable, but not strong biscuit feel to it. It is basically very fitting with the 'hint of range', because that is exactly what it is, just a hint of flavour, which slightly alters the flavour compared to the Baileys Original Irish cream.
I like to store Bailey's in the fridge, so that it is already chilled, before adding the ice. By doing this, it is also my opinion that the shelf life will be increased slightly (although that's only my opinion), but the bottle is normally empty long before the best before date!
~ Cost, flavours, other uses ~
Bailey's costs around £13 a bottle for a 700 ml bottle, with a 1 litre bottle costing about £16. There are other makes around for a cheaper price, such as County Crème, and supermarket own brands, which can be up to half the price of Baileys, but do not taste anywhere near as good in my opinion.
Bailey's is often available in supermarkets at a special offer price or BOGOF deal, such as 2 bottles for £22 or even better, 1 bottle for just £10!
Along with the Biscotti flavour, Bailey's does come in a couple of alternative flavours as I mentioned above, such as:
Bailey's with a hint of Caramel
Bailey's with a hint of Hazelnut
Bailey's with a hint of Mint
Bailey's with a hint of Coffee
I do know a few folk who use Baileys for adding a kick to their cups of coffee, and as a flavouring when making ice cream, or other deserts such as Cheese cakes.
~ Nutritional info ~
A 25 ml serving of Baileys contains:
~ Conclusion ~
This bottle of Bailey's Biscotti went down really well in my household, as both my wife and I enjoyed trying a new flavour of one of our favourite tipples for a cold winters night.
In summary, I think this Biscotti flavour is a very nice drink, and it is great to have as a bit of a night cap before bed. Overall it is a great tasting drink, which does compliment the Bailey's range of flavours really well, and is definitely worth a try for anyone who loves Baileys. I have to say that it is not my favourite flavour from the range, mainly due to the fact that it is quite difficult to detect the Biscotti flavour, and if I was to be totally honest, I don't know if I would have picked up on the fact that it was Biscotti and not Baileys original if I had just been given it at a friend's house without seeing the bottle, especially if I had already had a few drinks of something else. That said it is still a lovely drink, and I would buy it again.
Thanks for reading
© L500589 2012
I first heard about this variety of Baileys on Facebook. I clicked the 'like' button and they sent me a small sample bottle - enough for one small shot.
I had tried the previous varieties of Baileys, original, coffee, creme caramel, mint chocolate and hazelnut and had liked them all, so was quite excited at the prospect of what I imagined would be a slightly almondy, biscuity liqueur.
When my biscotti sample arrived it was in a miniature version of the normal bottle, only plastic as opposed to glass. I waited until I was on my own for the evening to try it - I didn't want the pleasurable experience to be disturbed by my children interrupting me. It was a big disappointment.
The basic taste of Baileys was still the same, with the same strong alcoholic bite that makes your throat burn slightly when you first swallow it and it was still creamy. But instead of the expected nutty, biscuity accompanying taste, the biscotti sample had an odd twang to it - I cant pinpoint what it was. I did finish the little bottle, partly to see if it would improve, but it didnt. Maybe my sample wasnt large enough ;-) or maybe my sample had just gone off a little. I am not intending to waste my money by researching the taste of a larger bottle because I found with the other varieties that one sip was enough to confirm that I liked them.
If you do fancy trying this variety it can be found in most supermarkets and as Christmas approaches the Baileys tend to go on offer, so my advice is to watch the prices before buying - it regularly goes down to £15 for a litre
I was going to give this two stars but upped it to three because I would accept a glass if it was offered to me - after all it is Baileys, but I definitely wouldnt buy it.
Up until a few years back, I had never actually drank Baileys but of course was aware of the product. After all, who isn't? But I was under the mistaken conception that it was a christmasey drink and more of a girly drink than something I would ever be seen dead drinking.
Then Tia Maria brought out Tia Lisso and I decided to give that a try being a big fan of the unique, rich Tia Maria flavour that I first became accustomed to drinking Black Russians. Although much sweeter and creamier than Maria, I actually really enjoyed my Tia Lisso. And then someone told me it was just like Baileys.....
So I decided to give Baileys a go....but when I went to buy my own bottle, I wasn't going to just drink any old Baileys. Oh no! With so many different flavours in the range now available, I decided to go for something a bit different.
Which is how I first started drinking Baileys Biscotti!
Whilst it is true that Baileys does indeed have a similar texture to Tia Lisso, it's flavour is subtley different in ways that is difficult to describe. This flavour in paticular, whilst exceptionally sweet at first (it DOES take a little getting used to!), perfectly captures the taste of the well-known Italian twice baked biscuit that normallly accompanies strong, black Italian coffee and compliments the flavour of the Baileys really well; the two flavours working together in fusion to produce something quite unlike anything else I have ever experienced drinking.
And more-ish? Lets just say, I can finish off a large proportion of the bottle before I have even realised how much I have drank. All I can say is it is a good sign that I have a sweet tooth! My wife likes this too but can only drink a little at a time because for her the flavour is much too sweet!
Out of all the different Baileys flavours you can now purchase, and I have tried them all in the last 14 months (because a friend of ours always has a bottle of one flavour or another on the go!), this is by far my favourite merely because it is something differeent and unique! It captures the feel of a good quality Cookie Dough ice cream but in the form of an alcoholic beverage and is both as creamy and delightful as you would expect from something with the Baileys name on.
Its bottle is similar to all the other Baileys bottles with only the word, Biscotti on it to distinguish this from all the others so when buying your Baileys, it is a good idea to check the label throughly first or you might end up with a flavour you weren't bargaining on! But apart from that slight niggle, I simply cannot fault this lush alcoholic beverage and, in fact, may just indulge myself in a glass or two now because writing all this has put me in just the right mood for a tipple or two before bed.....
We had a bottle of this donated to us by a family member who received it at Christmas. My fiance and I both love Baileys, and were looking forward to trying this one as we've not tried all the different flavours yet.
A 70cl bottle of this costs between £12 to £15 at full price, although Tesco currently have these on offer costing £22 for 2 bottles. The bottle has the distinctive "Baileys" logo, but the picture and detail on the front is a little different to the original flavour, which is useful as we have both bottles on the go at the moment so we can distinguish between the two (even after having a few drinks!).
I was really keen to try this new flavour, but in reality it was a bit disappointing. Most people will be familiar with Baileys and the fact it is a cream liqueur with Irish whiskey. The biscotti flavour drink features a hint of biscotti biscuits which are Italian double -baked biscuits. Personally, I'm not overly familiar with biscotti biscuits, so I'm not really sure what I was expecting from this drink, but I thought it would be sweeter than the original and maybe taste of biscuits a little.
On pouring, the drink is exactly the same consistency as the original drink, and looks smooth and creamy. It is pale brown in colour, and you can smell the whiskey with a slightly nutty smell to it. The drink itself is very similar to the original, but you can definitely taste the hint of biscotti coming through. I was a bit confused by this taste though, because to me it tasted like coffee more than anything else. It's not overly unappealing, but does leave a bit of a nasty aftertaste which the original drink doesn't.
I don't think this drink offers much in addition to the original flavour. It's a slightly different taste but I'm not sure it works particularly well and I wouldn't bother drinking it again.
I am not a great fan of shots of spirits such as whiskeys and rums so when I am out and my friends go for their tipple I normally go for a more soft core Baileys over ice. I saw that the bar had this Baileys Biscotti flavour and tried that for a change, I wouldn't go for it over the original Baileys or the Mint flavour, but it was very nice.
Baileys is made by an Irish company called Gilbeys of Ireland who were the first people to bring an Irish cream drink onto the market in 1974. The drink itself is based on an Irish whiskey and cream mix of drink. Baileys original was the first and more recently they have added flavours to the drink such as mint, hazelnut and coffee. The Biscotti flavour is the most recent addition to their collection being launched in 2011.
The Baileys Biscotti flavour is based on twice baked Italian biscotti biscuits and having recently made some Biscotti biscuits myself I can honestly say it really does capture their flavour beautifully. The drink is the same colour as original Baileys drink, being a rich and velvety pale brown liquor. I find the look of Baileys is very enticing, especially over ice with a nice measure. The cream drink is quite thick in both appearance and taste and I find that one small sip really fills your mouth with flavour.
The smell of this drink is very rich and sweet, not at all like a whiskey which is why it appeals to me so much, I didn't really get any kind of biscuit smell off it. On sipping this drink I was immediately aware of the biscotti flavour, having a slightly less creamy taste and stronger tones of biscuit through. It almost reminded me of a nutty and slightly burnt aroma, but not in a bad way. I had a double measure of this over ice and I really enjoyed the flavour, it was everything I want from a Baileys drink, being rich and creamy and smooth. I find it both refreshing and warming at the same time.
If you like Baileys original then I think you would also enjoy this, there is not a huge difference in taste, just a slight biscotti tone throughout which is very pleasant to taste! Given the choice of their range I would probably put this in third place after their mint and then original flavours as it doesn't quite match up. It is easily available in bars, online and in supermarkets. These are often on offer for about £10 for a 70cl bottle which is a great price for a rich, warming and tasty tipple.
ABV = 17%
11.9 UK Units
Store between 0º - 25ºC / 32º - 77ºF.
Avoid citrus or acidic mixers
Contains: Lactose, Milk
High in calories approx 180 per 50ml
A great tasting Irish whiskey drink that is worth a try if you like the Baileys range, maybe even with a real Italian twice baked biscotti biscuit if you want a real treat!
I'm a huge Baileys fan anyway, and so when they were giving out samples of the new Baileys biscotti in the duty free in Frankfurt airport a couple of months ago, I obviously had to sample it. I picked up two, one for each of us, my husband had wandered off somewhere in the meantime so I drank both!
It was really delicious and on special offer if you bought two bottles so I did! You could mix and match the Baileys flavours so I bought one biscotti and one mint chocolate.
Baileys biscotti is the newest flavour in the Baileys range, the range also incudes; the original Baileys Irish cream, Baileys hazelnut, Baileys with a hint of mint chocolate, and Baileys with a hint of coffee.
Baileys biscotti flavour is a smooth and delicious blend of the velvety smooth and luxuriously rich original Baileys Irish cream liqueur and the sweet essence and flavour of traditional Italian double baked biscotti biscuits. I wouldn't say that you can really taste biscotti as such, but this certainly does have a sweet biscuity aftertaste. I think that this works well as an after dinner drink or a night cap, one or two is enough. It's not something that you can drink a lot of as the sweet biscuity taste would get too sickly.
We normally just serve this the typical way, over lots of ice in a glass. I've also used this to make liqueur coffees, these went down really well. I've actually even added a good glug to a cappuccino and then popped a biscotti biscuit on the side to further enhance the biscotti experience, for this particular Baileys flavour I think that this is probably my favourite way to serve it. A Baileys biscotti cappuccino, followed by a Baileys biscotti over ice!
I would buy Baileys biscotti again, it's not my favourite Baileys flavour, but that's probably just because I can't drink lots of it in one go, whereas with some of the other flavours I can drink them all night.
Baileys Irish Cream was created by Gilbeys of Ireland and is a popular liqueur. The original Baileys has been used to create new flavours and Biscotti is the latest liqueur to come onto the market.
Baileys is a mixture of cream, Irish whiskey and chocolate, producing a creamy drink and one you don't need a lot of as it is both rich and has a high alcoholic volume. Biscotti is a twice baked Italian Almond biscuit which used to be served with wine but nowadays is often served with a Cappuccino. Mixed with the Baileys it creates a really lovely drink. All the flavours I love in one small glass!
The taste is a creamy blend of whiskey and almond biscuit which I drank on its own on a cold snowy night and it left a lovely warm feeling as I drank it, comforting and sensually silky. I'm not a great lover of Whisky (Scotch) but do like Baileys, perhaps the Irish Whiskey tastes different! A lot of people drink Baileys over ice, it chills it and dilutes it and gives a different sensation as it is swallowed. The alcohol volume is 17%, which is surprising as it doesn't taste that strong! So my advice is to drink wisely and not have too many! One 50 ml glass is just under 1 unit.
Diageo who own Baileys, are proud that they use and source over 80% of the raw ingredients and packaging in Ireland. The fresh dairy cream is blended with whiskey, sugar and flavourings and the alcohol acts as a preservative giving this liqueur a shelf life of 2 years, even if it has been opened and it doesn't need storing in the fridge.
The bottle is dark brown, with the name Baileys in large letters and a picture of a couple of Biscotti biscuits. I received a free sample bottle from Baileys, but it can be bought in Tesco until December 13th at just £11 for a 70cl bottle, after that date it returns to £13.84. But a 50ml glass - the size of a miniature, still would cost less than £1 so a bargain in my opinion.
Drink Bailey's Biscotti neat, over ice cubes or use to make a cocktail by shaking together 50ml of Baileys Biscotti, 25ml of Kahlua, 25ml of Grand Marnier and some ice. This of course makes it more alcoholic and is about 2.4units. Sprinkle some grated chocolate and orange zest on top to make it look and taste even better. Of course Baileys Biscotti can be used added to a shot of espresso coffee and some steamed frothy milk, to make a hot drink or used when making desserts like Cheesecake or Crème Brulee.
Are there any downsides to this interesting drink apart from being nearly 1 unit a little glass? Well yes, if you are watching your weight! Two x 50 mls glasses add 327 Kcals to your daily total and have 13 grams of fat, another reason not to have too many!
I can't help but wonder why Baileys who already have a Hazelnut flavour didn't just make an Almond flavour, but the Biscotti perhaps sounds more interesting and has a little extra flavour than just almonds.
Would I recommend? Personally yes I would if you like creamy drinks, or it would make an excellent Christmas present for someone who loves Baileys or for someone who likes cooking interesting desserts!
I am a huge fan of Baileys Irish cream, the deliciously smooth and indulgent liqueur but have not enjoyed all the strange variations they have brought out over the years. The latest flavour is Baileys with Biscotti which, unfortunately, tastes even worse than it sounds.
Biscotti are hard Italian biscuits with bits of almond in them frequently given out with coffee after a meal in this country but in Italy they are dunked in wine (Biscuits and wine, yuck!)> I can't say I am a huge fan of biscotti on their own but will happily eat them if given to me.
The smell when you open the bottle of biscotti Baileys is rather strange, it is a very earthy smell kind of like rusks and obviously the biscuit and not the alcohol. The drink is a watery brown looking drink which is darker than normal Baileys and does not look inviting at all.
The first taste of the drink is actually really nice with the sharpness of the alcohol coming through first followed by the almond of the biscotti and this is then softened by the lovely creaminess. The drink does get sickly very quickly though, with normal Baileys I can drink it forever but I struggle to manage a full glass of this one. The taste of the biscotti becomes overwhelming and drowns out the Baileys and leaves a slightly dry aftertaste.
I'm not a fan of Baileys latest invention, it is just not as smooth as the original and it also would not go well in coffee which is one of my favourite ways of drinking Baileys.
I was sent a sample of this via Baileys Facebook page and drank it tonight.
While drinking this has a very similar flavour to the original Baileys and it's only in the aftertaste that you get a very strong and authentic burst of biscotti. The drink has the rich and creamy taste and texture that you'd expect from Baileys, although I did think the biscotti flavour dried it out a lot towards the end and I wasn't impressed that the biscotti flavour completely covered the luxury Baileys aftertaste.
I drank mine over ice and think that was a good decision as this is a bit flatter than other Baileys offerings, this isn't a boring drink at all but it's not a particularly special drink in my opinion - and Baileys must always be regarded as a special drink. It's the law.
You can taste the kick of alcohol in the Baileys, actually it seems a stronger drink than other Baileys flavours which is probably due to the fact that the actual biscotti taste comes through so late in the drinking experience. It has an ABV of 17%, but this particular flavour isn't one I'd drink more than a couple of glasses of so no danger of me getting lashed on it.
£13 from Tesco, Sainsburys and everywhere else that stocks the extended Baileys range.