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




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  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!!!

    • Lou McCallister on August 26, 2023 at 1:30 pm


  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!

    • Tim on October 15, 2023 at 1:08 pm

      You still have the ship in the bottle celtic crossing? It changed to celtic honey, the bottle changed. I’m looking for the bottle with the ship in the bottle in the back round. 9542952779

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