Review: Celtic Crossing Liqueur

Review: Celtic Crossing Liqueur


Ireland’s answer to Drambuie, this 60-proof liqueur is a blend of Irish whiskey, Cognac, and honey, intended primarily as a digestif.

Quite sweet but not overwhelmingly so, Celtic Crossing has a strong iced tea character that reveals itself in an interesting way, especially when served on the rocks. It’s not exactly whiskey, but it’s whiskey-esque — probably a wonderful idea to give to someone who claims not to like whiskey in order to introduce them — gently — to the idea.

Not terribly challenging, Celtic Crossing is quite pleasant but still calls for a significant sweet tooth in order to be truly enjoyed. Bonus points for the giant ship on the label.

60 proof.

B / $23

Celtic Crossing Liqueur




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  1. J. Lindsey on May 20, 2009 at 5:10 am

    This is really popular with my friends in the SCA. I’ve been dying to get my hands on a bottle ever since I first tried it years ago. Alas, I don’t think it’s to be had in Mississippi.
    Spot on review :)

  2. Christopher Null on May 20, 2009 at 7:37 am

    SCA, huh? I guess when the mead runs out, Celtic Crossing will do!

  3. Gustav on September 19, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Where can I buy some?…

  4. Julie Schlaman on December 9, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Where’s do l buy some

  5. ROBERT H MAHONEY on February 22, 2021 at 8:41 am

    hello trying to locate some celtic crossing
    do you know where i might be able to order some
    thank you

  6. Troy on March 19, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    I wish they would start manufacturing this again. It was delicious…this new Celtic Honey crap is nasty!!!

  7. Patricia Barry on March 17, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    I bought a bottle of Celtic Crossing 20 years ago after a trip to Ireland. Is it still OK to drink?

    • Christopher Null on March 17, 2023 at 2:59 pm

      It should be fine, but start with baby sips!

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