Review: Travis Hasse’s Apple Pie and Cherry Pie Liqueurs

Sweet tooths, rejoice. Someone has indeed taken a pie, liquefied it, added a little alcohol, and bottled it for sale. Behold Travis Hasse’s Apple Pie Liqueur and Cherry Pie Liqueur, both of which are absolutely crazy.

Travis Hasse’s Apple Pie Liqueur is a hazy gold color. Flavored with apple and cinnamon and a few other spices, what you mainly get from a sip of this spirit is a rush of sugary sweetness. It’s possibly sweeter than any other spirit I’ve ever tasted, although the aroma and flavor are, once you push past the sugar, relatively authentic apple pie representations. But the sweetness is such a killer that it’s hard to palate on its own — in a small dose with a cocktail or, as the label suggests, atop ice cream, you might be better off. 40 proof. C+

Travis Hasse’s Cherry Pie Liqueur is a somewhat different animal. Less alcoholic (30 proof) and less sweet, it’s a cherry liqueur with a touch of vanilla added. A little less “pie” like on the nose, it still smells pretty good. On the tongue, though, it comes across as medicinal. It’s not syrupy in texture, thank God, but one gets the feeling that if you melted down some Sucrets you would get a similar liqueur… complete with the same amount of alcohol. C

$17 each / drinkpie.com


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6 Responses to Review: Travis Hasse’s Apple Pie and Cherry Pie Liqueurs

  1. Melted Sucrets gets a C? I shudder to imagine what a D- would taste like!

  2. SSteve — Sadly I’ve had much worse in the name of spirits. Poke around on the site and you’ll find a few D’s with their itinerant commentary…

  3. Great product I would say! This guys Apple Pie is in every tavern I go into in the Midwest it seems like for I travel for work and I see it all the time. I think the Cherry Pie is the best Cherry flavor on the market for a schnapps if you like schnapps. Cherry must be a tough flavor to master and I do not get the Sucrets similarity. I do get see that in some other Cherry Schnapps though but I had them a lot as a kid. Thanks for writing about this but I would give them at least a B.

    Tom

  4. Matthew O'Donnell

    I just recently tried the apple pie in an Illinois tavern, and I found it to be much too fake. I feel like his mass production of this product has lost the homemade uniqueness of the drink. I would not recommend this drink to friends or family. I am saddened by this since I had high hopes for a tasty apple pie liqueur. Unfortunately I would say that this product is a one shot blunder. =/ . D+

  5. When it comes to iconic American food, apple pie is at the top of the list. The apple pie version is better suited to desert (ice cream, etc.)

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