Our award winning blackcurrant liqueur is made from several different varieties, all grown here on the farm – Bens Alder, Conan, Tinnan and Hope, plus a mystery variety propagated from cuttings taken from the Manor’s fruit cage. These are ready to pick from early July through to mid-August. The sugar and spirit used to sweeten and fortify the base blackcurrant wine we make are certified organic. The finished product is naturally rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, contains no sulphites, is gluten free and is suitable for vegans.
Blackcurrant liqueur makes a delicious alternative to port as an accompaniment to a cheeseboard. We particularly recommend it paired with the organic Perl Las or our local Oxford Blue.
Add a splash to champagne or sparkling wine for our favourite Cotswold Kir; or add one measure to the juice of one lemon, crushed ice, dry gin and sugar syrup for a Cotswold Bramble.
In the kitchen, our Blackcurrant liqueur is delicious drizzled over ice cream, added to berries and whizzed up into a refreshing sorbet, or in a crumble. For more savoury uses, it is ideal with game, either as a marinade or added to sauces and gravies.