Review: Round Barn Winery Black Walnut Cream

Review: Round Barn Winery Black Walnut Cream

Here’s a little twist on the cream liqueur space: Michigan-based Round Barn’s Black Walnut Cream is made not from distilled spirit as a base but from wine, into which cream and natural walnut flavors are added. The resulting cream is low in alcohol and have with nutty elements, particularly on the toasty, vanilla-scented nose. Notes of butterscotch emerge with some time in glass. On the palate, things are sweeter than expected, with a hint of grape jelly fading to strawberry over time. Bold vanilla and milky chocolate notes take over as the nutty character fades. The only bummer: A somewhat cloying, saccharine note on the finish.

27.8 proof.

B / $22 /

If you finagle a bottle, try it in Round Barn’s signature cocktail:

Strawberry Cream Martini
5 oz. Round Barn Black Walnut Cream
1 oz. Monin Wild Strawberry simple syrup
Chocolate syrup
Colored sprinkles

Rim a martini glass with chocolate and sprinkles, and set glass aside. Combine the Black Walnut Cream, Monin Wild simple syrup, and ice in a shaker. Strain into the martini glass.

Round Barn Winery Black Walnut Cream




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.

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