Crafted from age-old French techniques, Esprit de Figues has been perking interest around the world from the fact that it’s the very first true fresh fig liqueur to be made. It didn’t take long for demand to bring it to Australia either, as now anyone is able to buy themselves a bottle of the rich French liqueur that is said to highlight the earthly delights of full-flavoured and fresh figs, infused into the liquid by artisan distillers at a 150 year old distillery in Burgundy.
Handpicked Violette de Bordeaux Figs are infused for three months before being bottled as Esprit de Figues, a simple recipe developed by Patrick Borg and his team at Australian based liquor distribution company Think Spirits. It was a given that they’d bring this one home.
“After seven long years of research, developing and finally delivering this beautiful fresh fig liqueur we are thrilled to announce Esprit de Figues is now being poured at a range of the world’s finest bars including Claridges, Savoy and the Ritz Carlton – London”, said Borg. “Naturally our next step was to bring our product home and share this with Australia; we believe Esprit de Figues will be a sensational hit as it specifically introduces an authentic, unique and fresh flavour category to our world of beverages”.
The nose is being described as full of bright, sweet fresh figs that give way to berry jam, honey and vanilla, while the palate continues the freshness but adds raspberry jam with a hint of peach and honey. Suggestions so far instruct the cocktail-lover in all of us to add a splash to Champagne or Prosecco to get the most out of it, or dabble in signature serves like the “Fig Sangria” or “Fig Honey Sour” (a few of those recipe ideas can be found HERE).
We’ll be giving the liqueur a taste soon and bring you our thoguhts, but for now if you want a bottle of your own you can grab one where all good alcohol is sold; a 500ml bottle is prices at an RRP of $49.99.