Product Type: Baileys Liqueur
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Member Name: l500589
Date: 16/10/12, updated on 15/04/13 (247 review reads)
Advantages: Nice smooth drink
Disadvantages: Very subtle flavour
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
Summary: Another nice Baileys drink, but could do with a more obvious flavour to it.