Today I would like to discuss: Trader Vics Roasted Chestnut Liqueur.
The first thing you need to know about Trader Vics Roasted Chestnut Liqueur is that it is 26.5% alcohol by volume, and you can taste that. It is a warm liquor probably best suited from September on into the winter. I drink it neat, no ice.
Hubby and I first purchased the Trader Vic’s Roasted Chestnut on sale, with a rebate. Our final cost for the first bottle was under $5. Needless to say, they grabbed me with that low-low price, and converted me into a Trader Vics Roasted Chestnut Liqueur lover. Well played Trader Vic’s marketing department, well played.
The Trader Vics Roasted Chestnut Liqueur smells good. One whiff and I was intrigued. The scent is nutty, which I guess is to be expected of a chestnut liqueur. Poured, it is an amber color. The taste is at once fiery and smooth. I think the alcohol content is a just a wee bit higher than I am used, hence the fiery; however, because it is smooth, instead of a coughing spasm are left wanting another sip. And another. And another. There is no negative after taste, just a smooth, bold, nutty flavor on the tongue. This is truly a delightful liqueur.
While thought of as an after dinner drink, the Trader Vics Roasted Chestnut Liqueur really is an anytime liqueur.
Priced at $20, Trader Vics Roasted Chestnut Liqueur is well worth the expense. If you can find it on sale, and especially with a rebate to lower the cost further, I highly recommend trying a bottle. But beware, you may end up hooked as I have am.
For those interested in more Trader Vic products, click here. They offer everything from a 151 proof rum (yowzer!) to ready-to-drink cocktails to various other liqueur flavors.
Have you ever tried Trader Vics Roasted Chestnut Liqueur? Did you enjoy it?
As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.
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I’ve never seen or heard of it.. Sounds good!
Picked up a bottle at the LCBO (Ontario, Canada) for $30 CDN on impulse because it looked interesting and can’t decide whether to open it right now or give it away to friends at their party this weekend. This review has me leaning towards opening now. I think it will be ideal after a little bit of morning shovelling with creme and strong coffee. Thanks.
Probably the best news is that I was ripped off far less by the LCBO on this bottle far less than I routinely am on other purchases. Where is this sold for $20? I only paid about 30% more and for some things like cheap vodka, I have to pay about 400% more, or 5 times the price! Worse still, there is no such thing as a rebate in Ontario. What do you pay for a bottle of Russian Standard?
Not to get off topic, but I have recently noticed some quirky, American reality shows on TV about making illegal moonshine. I was wondering why anyone in there right mind would bother making liquor, even if it were legal, when Americans can buy store bought liquor for $10-$12 for a sixty ounce bottle? Strangely, even though the same bottle costs over $50 in Ontario and likely more money in Alberta and B.C., I believe that there is far less moonshine made here. Can someone please explain? Is it simply because anybody willing to break the law in Canada that has this much time to spend is likely growing marijuana? The risk-reward calculation is favourable in our almost legal marijuana culture I suppose.
Thanks for the review!
Sean, I am over in the Buffalo, NY area where it is sold for that price. Check the duty free store on your way back over the border next time you visit the states – maybe you can buy it duty free?
I, too, bought an impulse bottle at the LCBO – a guy was handing out samples and, even though I do not like chestnut flavour and don’t typically enjoy liqueurs, he was such a good sales person, I was enticed to try a sip. Like you Ann, I am hooked. It is such a balanced and interesting tipple! It’s only available for a limited time here in Ontario so I will be looking for it in Buffalo once I run out. I may be asking where you buy it 🙂
LOL Lorna – I can set up a side business!
unfortunately availability of “the trader vic’s roasted chestnut liqueur” is rare and almost always impossible to get unless you’re in Canada. I have been trying( forever ) to find it with out success. although the review is complimentary it would be a huge addition if you included where to buy in the states.
sip slowly, you may be drinking the very last
JC it is sold in NYS. 🙂
Another idea would be to Contact Trader Vic’s and ask them where to find the Roasted Chestnut Liqueur in your area. Since it is May now, it is possible you may have to wait a few months for a new shipment.