There’s no shortage of PR reps banging on the electronic doors around here, offering products to sample. As I’ve mentioned before, however, it’s pretty rare for me to accept the offer (books are a notable exception – which I’ll get to in posts soon to come), mainly because most of these products are types of booze I’m either ambivalent about, or actively seek to avoid.
This is an exception (and, in keeping with a promise I made at some point, I’m disclosing this fact to my readers — both of you). A ginger liqueur has always been high on my list of things I’d like to try, and when the offer came to sample
There’s something else I should disclose: I fully expected to be disappointed by
But after sampling
Here’s the skinny from the press kit:
The only real quibble I had with the product’s rollout was the header in the press release: “The World’s First Ginger Liqueur Launches.” The bottle of Giffard Ginger of the
On the palate,
I was actually quite surprised at how well Canton stood up to the Ginger of the Indies (to put this in perspective, Giffard’s Abricot du Roussilon liqueur changed my whole perspective on what an apricot liqueur could be, so I had a lot of faith in what Giffard could do, and high expectations for the liqueur). But,
I haven’t really started mixing with it yet, but I know there’s a lot of opportunity here. If you happen to come across a bottle and try a new cocktail, be sure to give me a heads-up, and I’ll do the same.
(And incidentally, though I had this post ready to go on Friday but decided to hold onto it over the weekend, Jamie beat me to the punch and posted about Canton on Saturday. If you’re in the neighborhood, head over to Vessel and drink his stash; he has more of that “chic night spot” thing going on, anyway.)