Review: Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur

Review: Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur

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.

25 proof.

B+ / $10

Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur

$10
8.5

Rating

8.5/10

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.

65 Comments

  1. Loveliquor on September 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    This liquor is amazing! I crave more with each drink. The description above articulates the flavors, aromas, and textures.

    • Abbie Polak on August 31, 2023 at 6:08 pm

      Great on the rocks or in your hot or cold coffee! I just cannot find it anywhere in Virginia



  2. daniel napoli on October 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    excellent on the rocks

  3. vixx on October 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I’m in Massachusetts, where can I find this????????

  4. Nancy on October 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    My husband just picked some up at Kappy’s in Medford.

  5. Terry on October 13, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Does anyone know how many calories are in 1 ounce?

  6. Christopher Null on October 13, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Terry, here are the full Nutritional Facts — note a serving is 1.5 ounces

    Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
    Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Spice Cream Liqueur
    25° proof

    Standard Serving Size 1.5 fluid ounce

    Amount per Serving
    Calories 144
    Carbohydrates 11.6-grams
    Sugars 11.2-grams
    Protein 1.3-gram
    Fat 6.1-grams

  7. Joanne on October 14, 2011 at 3:44 am

    You can find it in Mass at Whiskey Hill Liquors in West Warren, MA. You can find us on facebook if you’re local too.

  8. Woody on October 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Fulton Pumpkin Pie Cream Liquor is too sweet for those of us that are leaning toward diabetes or counting calories and like booze. Try pouring two oz and adding two oz of you favorite booze. I use brandy and sometimes add a splash of club soda too. Same bar strategy as slippery nipple etc, but using the PPCL instead of other liquors for the flavor. Had some company over and after two after dinner drinks with the brandy added and hot tub, I looked around and some were topless and some bottomless. Blame it on the great PUMPKIN!

  9. Jess on October 17, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Due to it being the holiday season, I have been searching and searching for everything pumpkin! I found this at the store the other day and absolutely fell in love with it! It is especially good with a splash of whipped cream or vanilla vodka.

    The only thing I don’t like; it’s seasonal and the bottle goes too quick!! :)

  10. Micki Smith on October 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Where to find this to purchase in the Laurel, MD, Columbia, MD, Annapolis, MD area.

  11. Kelly on October 29, 2011 at 5:14 am

    YUM! This is so good in coffee. I am going to incorporate it into homemade whipping cream that I will be putting on my pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Slowly beat in small amounts and sprinkle with nutmeg. OMG…so delicious.

  12. Joan Miller on October 29, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Where in the Scottsdale or Phoenix, AZ area can I find it? My sister in Florida keeps raving about it.

  13. George on November 3, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Where in Florida is your sister? I can’t find it anywhere

  14. [email protected] on November 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I found it at Fry’s-32nd Street and Bell

  15. Twinks on November 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Can be ordered online at http://www.budgetbottle.com I placed an order this Sunday and it was delivered to me today, Tuesday!

  16. Janice Robison on November 17, 2011 at 8:11 am

    This sounds so yummy! Is this made with any kind of malt? Is it gluten free?

  17. Jeff on November 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Why can’t you buy this in Utah? Will it be available in Utah or are we just a lame State!

  18. Louise on November 22, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I got the last bottle of the Pumpkin Pie cream liquer at a Safeway in Hayward, CA. Where else can I find it and is it still available this season? My zip is 94546

  19. Jose M on December 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    This was FANTASTIC. I made pumpkin white russians out of it. Replace this with the kahlua. They were AMAZING.

  20. annette on December 3, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Costco carries this fabulous drink!

  21. Anonymous on December 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Yes, Costco in San Diego carries it for $7.99! SOOOOO yummy!

  22. Jimmyz on January 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I live in south suburbs of Chicago, anyone know where i can get it?

  23. Karen on January 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I think this should be available all year all. I have been trying to find it in Florida and no one has it. I called Colorado wine shop in Dever, and they have it but can not ship it to me, because of state/federal reg for Fl.
    I got to taste it at the friend’s house last week and I was hooked, but can’t find it anywhere. Can it be ordered from the warehouse to a local ABC or wine shop etc.even if it is seasonal?

  24. beaverfever on January 24, 2012 at 2:58 am

    We still have a ton in our local liquor store here in corvallis oregon. I picked a bottle up for my girlfriend as an early christmas present and she loved it when poured on top of ice cream!

  25. rayray on May 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    its May and BevMo still carry’s it in San Diego. just discovered it and so glad i did, i love everything pumpkin. so many drink combos you can make with this

  26. Cindy on October 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Why is this only around for a short time? It is soooooooo not fair. I want it all the time.

  27. Christopher Null on October 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Cindy – fortunately, the time is here!

  28. Kirsten on October 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    It can be found at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in Florida seasonally for $9.99 no specially ordering needed. But it sells fast as it hits the shelf.

  29. SIS on October 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Couldnt even wait to get home….put some in our Starbucks! Delish!

  30. Scott on October 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Does it expire? I have a bottle from last year that has been refrigerated since.
    Thanks.

  31. Christopher Null on October 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Scott – is it open? All dairy products expire eventually, alcohol or not, but especially if they’re open.

  32. Scott on October 31, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Yes it’s open. To your point its dairy. That’s good enough for me. Thanks for the reply.

  33. barb on November 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Found the Fulton’s Pumpkin Pie in Publix Liquor Store, Destin, FL. Yummy, it sure beats eating pumpkin pie!

  34. Elaine Tellier on November 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    What’s the shelf life after opened stored in the refrigerator? How log does it last?

  35. Anonymous on November 17, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Is the Pumpkin Liqueur Gluten Free?

  36. Elaine Tellier on November 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Yes it is the pumpkin

  37. Christopher Null on November 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Elaine – The shelf life once opened and refrigerated is 6 months, per the company.

  38. Laurie Milford on November 23, 2012 at 6:35 am

    is the pumpkin pie liquor gluten free no one seems to know whats in it … what are the ingredients?????

  39. Bonnie Simmons on November 23, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I found it at Super Target.

  40. Christopher Null on November 26, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Anonymous – I confirmed with Heaven Hill today that, yes, Fulton’s is gluten-free.

  41. [email protected] on December 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    My daughter sent me a bottle from Ct.. Delicious. I live in Puerto Rico. Where can I find this?

  42. Kristy Crosslin on October 31, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Love this mixed with coffee. It is scrumptious. Cold on the rocks is good as well. All around this is wonderful.

  43. Melissa on November 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

    In FL you can find it at the WinDixie Liquor Stores. We haven’t been able to find in any other store but WinDixie

  44. Caren O on September 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I found it at BJ’s and I’m in Massachusetts.$7.99/bottle

  45. heidi on October 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Does this have an expiration date?

  46. shelley on October 31, 2014 at 7:14 am

    What is the shelf life of an unopened bottle? Not refrigerated?

    • Christopher Null on October 31, 2014 at 8:10 am

      I believe these carry expiration dates. Check your bottle closely… I could be wrong.



  47. Sonia Dennis on November 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Could i get around 6bottles of fulton pumpkin pie creme .i need to no where to go and buy it .i live in Bronx new York

  48. Charlie on May 23, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Fulton harvest pumpkin pie cream Lacore has been open for six months not refrigerated. Is it safe to drink. Smells okay.

  49. Charlie on May 23, 2015 at 8:57 am

    We have a bottle of Fulton harvest pumpkin pie cream Lacore. Been open for six months not refrigerated. Is this safe to use?

  50. Wesker on May 25, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Well Charlie, why don’t you try it and let us know?

  51. ed on October 3, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    where can I buy this in southern California?

  52. bds on October 4, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    To ED; try Costco.

  53. Anne on April 10, 2016 at 5:48 am

    I buy a case near the end of the season and keep it refrigerated and never had a problem.. Been doing that for the last three years!! I live in VA..

    • Nancy on September 13, 2017 at 6:47 am

      Me too. I buy a case every December!!!



  54. Bob on September 2, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    My girlfriend and I drink it without coffee in the morning ,it gives a fantastic flavor to the coffee.

  55. Pat Pawlick on November 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Please, Is this product Gluten Free?

  56. LuLu on November 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I bought a bottle 2 years ago. Its been refrigerated the entire time but never opened. Do you think it’s still safe to use? Need to know tomorrow, please….

  57. Linda Rip on November 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    is there milk in this?

    • Christopher Null on November 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      There’s dairy cream in all cream liqueurs.



  58. Alanna Digiacomo on December 19, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I have a bottle of fultons harvest that has a expiration date of 2017. It have never been opened and has been refrigerated. Is it ok to drink still?

  59. DAVID on March 22, 2019 at 11:18 am

    I drank some of the apple pie liquor from them and it was 4 months old. It tasted awful and I dumped it out. I’m pretty sure the dairy (milk) had gone bad and made me feel like hell the next day. It doesn’t have an expiration date so be careful.

  60. Anonymous on June 8, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    How do you read the date code.

  61. Parker on March 7, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    I have an unopened bottle of Fultons harvest pumpkin pie cream Liqueur. It was never refrigerated. it has been in the cupboard. Again it is unopened. I am guessing that I’ve had it for at least two years. Any idea how long it is good for or how to tell if it’s still good

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