British Brandy Liqueur Caru

caru brandy

Eco-friendly Brandy for Christmas

Caru (meaning ‘love’ in Welsh) is a brandy liqueur with a difference.  I know, that sounds like it is just straight out of a press release but bear with us.  Welsh landscape architect, Emily, was working in the Valencian countryside during the lockdown.  Missing her family at Christmas, she wanted to create something that would remind her of home, family and all things cosy in South Wales.

caru brandy bottle and glass

What started as a lockdown project, soon became refined brandy liqueur worth sharing.  Emily teamed up with Master distiller, Dr John Walters,  originally from the Gower in Swansea, to perfect her vision.  Caru is distilled at the national and international award-winning distillery, English Spirit, which distil, barrell, bottle, and post Caru all from one location.  Caru comes elegantly packaged in biodegradable and recyclable materials, minimising plastic waste.

caru brandy glass

Tasting Notes

Nose – sweet tastes of alcohol-soaked raisins, vanilla and orange.  All the aromas of Christmas.

Palate – Thick and luxurious, coating the mouth beautifully.  Lots of orange, chocolate and vanilla here.

Finish – A sumptuous long finish which made us reach for another sip.

We both liked this one, perfect on its own over the rocks or in an old-fashioned.  It’s almost too good to mix, but when drinking it we couldn’t help but think of lux hot chocolate, drizzled-over ice cream and all sorts of decadent Christmas fun.

Find out more about Caru and order online via their shop link here.

caru brandy




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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