Product Type: Baileys Liqueur
Newest Review: ... liqueur and it has 17% alcohol in it so it is quite strong. I normally drink my Baileys with ice in a little glass. Me and my sister have... more
Baileys on the rocks
Baileys Irish Cream
Member Name: FrostBite
Baileys Irish Cream
Advantages: Tastes nice, Looks nice
Disadvantages: Gets you drunk
As I have a stock of this stuff following christmas I thought I would write a review of my own experience. Baileys is an irish whiskey and cream based liquer made by Gibeys in Ireland. Baileys is 17% strength first being introduced in 1974 and has now expanded to many other flavours including mint, orange truffel, coffee, hazelnut and biscotti.
This is a drink I personally prefer over ice or in hot chocolates. I generally get bought at least a couple of bottles at christmas and buy some myself as it is very versatile and is used in some famous cocktails such as the A Bomb.
I have tried the mint chocolate, original, hazlenut and orange truffel which I enjoyed. They come in bottles of 50ml, 250ml, 500ml, 750ml, 1ltre and 1.5ltre. The orange truffel flavour is very much like a choclate orange, the others are harder to describe but each drink is very smooth and silky on the mouth.
I find that the 50ml serving is about right as it can get too sickly if too much is consumed due to the creamy nature of the drink. However, it is easy to enjoy and is a nice drink to sit by the fire with in winter (and often helps me to sleep).
They all come in distinctive black glass bottle (except for the smaller ones which are plastic), with the famous white letters and red background of 'Baileys'. I have never stored Baileys in the fridge once open and have known it to last at least a month (how long the longest has been before being drunk).
Nutritional values per 100ml: carbs 24g, protein 3g, calories 323kcal, fat 14g
The cheapest was £10 for a 1litre bottle on offer at Morrisons.
Summary: A smooth enjoyable alcoholic drink