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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur - Matt Birchard EPISODE 53, 7th May 2021
Episode 53: Heering Cherry Liqueur
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Episode 53: Heering Cherry Liqueur

Episode 53 features Heering Cherry Liqueur, the original cherry liqueur. The bottle for the tasting is 750mL at 24% ABV, or 48 proof.

Enjoy this episode with a Singapore Sling cocktail!

Heering's official website: https://www.heering.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1818 - Peter F. Heering opens his grocer's store in Copenhagen, making and selling "Cherry Cordial"
  • 1833 - Heering buys his first ship to control liqueur exports
  • 1868 - Peter F. Heering is injured and his son Peter N. Heering takes over the business
  • 1900 - Heering is trademarked in Japan, and leadership is handed over to brothers Harald & William Heering
  • 1915 - The Singapore Sling is invented by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore
  • 1950s - Heering is sold in over 140 markets, with sales of 350,000 cases a year
  • 1970- Liqueur's name is changed to Peter Heering, to differentiate it from cherry flavored pickled herring (fish)
  • 1990 - New owner rebrands, changes the name back to Heering Cherry Liqueur and develops the current bottle shape
  • 2013 - The Sling Awards are created
  • 2015 - 100 year anniversary of the Singapore Sling
  • 2017 - De Kuyper acquires Heering

Key Cocktails:

Heering is thought to be an original ingredient in the Singapore Sling, and the brand as embraced this with an annual competition, the Sling Awards.

Singapore Sling:

  • 3 cl Gin
  • 1.5 cl Heering
  • 0.75 cl Cointreau
  • 0.75 cl DOM Bénédictine
  • 1 cl Grenadine
  • 12 cl pineapple juice
  • 1.5 cl fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a Hurricane or Collins glass. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry.


Difford's Guide Listing on Peter F. Heering

Difford's Guide Listing on Cherry Heering

Imbibe Magazine Article on Cherry Heering

Forbes Article on Cherry Heering

The Spruce Eats Article on What is Cheery Heering

Wikipedia Article on the Singapore Sling

Gin Foundry Article on the Singapore Sling

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