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Lejay expands range with Bitter Cassis

French liqueur producer Maison Lejay Lagoute has introduced a new flavour, Bitter Cassis.

The new Bitter Cassis from Maison Lejay Lagoute

Known for its original crème de cassis de Dijon, Lejay has added a bitter blackberry liqueur to its product line.

Bitter Cassis is the first new liqueur from the brand in nearly 10 years.

The new edition uses the distillery’s signature blend of Noir de Bourgogne and Black Down blackberries and buds, macerated in eaux-de-vie.

The bitter flavour is achieved by adding citrus fruits and orange peel to the original recipe.

Lejay Bitter Cassis offers notes of ‘grapefruit and a complex mix of bitter plants’ with a fruity lingering finish.

The expression is recommended as an alternative to bitter liqueurs in classic cocktails, such as the Negroni.

The liqueur is offered at a slightly higher ABV of 25% in 700ml bottles.

Auguste-Denis Lagoute created the award-winning Lejay’s original crème de cassis de Dijon in 1841, sweetened with pure crystal sugar.

Maison Lejay Lagoute also offers a wide range of flavoured liqueurs bottled under the brand name Sisca, an anagram of cassis.

The Sisca range includes approximately 10 varieties, from triple sec and crème de menthe to an apricot brandy.

Lejay is owned by French spirits company La Martiniquaise-Bardinet, which recently introduced a limited edition Saint James 18-year-old rum.

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