How do you know that fall has arrived? Easy: Pumpkin-flavored liqueurs arrive on the shelves.
Fulton’s, produced by Kentucky’s Heaven Hill, is a limited-edition liqueur available only from September to November. Now available nationally, this cream liqueur tells its tale simply by looking at its name.
The color is that of chocolate milk, and the nose is mild and a bit nutty, almost like graham crackers. On the palate, it’s very creamy (serve cold, of course, and refrigerate after opening), with a moderate rush of sweetness, followed by more of a pie spice character than anything specifically pumpkin. The nice thing about Fulton’s is that the sweetness isn’t overdone, a common problem with cream liqueurs that makes them too cloying to drink. Fulton’s goes easy on both the spice and the sweetness. Really, a vague milk character is the most evident part of the drink, but the autumnal spice character really does make one long for Thanskgiving dinner — especially dessert.
By the way, how do you know when fall is over? Easy: Pumpkin-flavored liqueurs sell for $3.99 a bottle.
B+ / $10 / heaven-hill.com