Samuel Gelston’s debuts cream liqueur

by Alice Brooker

Irish whiskey brand Samuel Gelston's is rolling out an Irish cream liqueur in time for Easter.

Bottled at 17% ABV, the latest addition to Samuel Gelston's portfolio is a blend of Irish whiskey, rich cream and chocolate. “The launch of our first liqueur is a historic moment for my family who have been making quality artisanal spirits for generations," explained Johnny Neill, owner of the brand. "Our latest offering is a real testament to the passion, skill and craftsmanship of our team who have created what I believe is a perfect blend of Irish whiskey, chocolate and cream. "We are confident that it will be a real hit with drinkers and marks what is set to be both a busy and exciting year for the business.” The expression offer flavours of milk chocolate and vanilla, underpinned by the taste of whiskey and finished off with a delicate spice. It is recommended served neat, in a coffee or a hot chocolate, or as a dessert ingredient. The whiskey brand was established in Belfast in the 1830s by Neill's great, great grandfather Harry Neill. Samuel Gelston’s Irish Cream Liqueur is available from Tesco stores in Northern Ireland and The Drop Store, for RRP £14 (US$18.21) per 700ml bottling. The brand's wider range is also available in Booths, Waitrose and specialist whisky retailers, as well as online through Samuel Gelston's is owned by Halewood Artisanal Spirits, which boasts a portfolio that contains Whitley Neill Gin, Dead Man's Fingers Rum and Crabbie Whisky.