Benjamin Prichard’s Sweet Lucy
This liquor smells like Wild Turkey American Honey liquor, another bourbon-based one. That’s a rather good sign as I love that stuff. The color is rosy amber.
It tastes like some sort of ice cream that I can’t put my finger on, or rather, it tastes like some sort of ice cream topping, a creamy, artificial syrup. There’s amaretto, strong vanilla, and a hint of orange. What tastes to me like heavy butterscotch is probably the bourbon’s presence, but honestly, I can’t say any of it tastes like bourbon.
I want to dislike it, but I’m not going to lie. I enjoy it! It will find a cocktail home.
Like many a whiskey-based liqueur before it, Prichard’s rendition is overwhelmingly, well, sweet, a syrupy concoction that is overwhelmingly sugary, but which offers vague Bourbon character in the finish. With this much sweetness, it’s hard to really differentiate; if you’re a fan of American Honey and its ilk, you’ll find Sweet Lucy just as satisfying
The nose has a heavy note of cinnamon or allspice, and a rich orange peel character. This is very sweet on the palate. The flavor is rich orange and apricot. Slight spice notes are present and the bourbon character is there but subdued. A very well-made sweet liqueur with a nice layer of bourbon and spice underlying the fruity sweetness.
So perhaps apricot was the flavor I couldn’t put my finger on? Sounds likely.