Fruity Tipples artisan drinks company produces quality award winning premium liqueurs. Using quality ingredients and traditional methods, macerating ingredients in alcohol to extract all the complex and natural flavours of real ingredients. Our recipes and techniques have evolved and developed to ensure we produce consistently fabulous tasting products.
In the pursuit of perfection, we taste, stir and tweak carefully controlled batches over a period of several months to bring out the natural complex flavours of the ingredients we use. There are no preservatives, concentrates or artificial flavours in our products as they are not needed, because of the traditional methods we use to create them.
Our range has grown from one initial flavour to 7 in 2019 with 3 new flavours added at the end of 2020. We bottle in different sizes to meet a range of budgets. The taste is exceptional, a real blast of flavour followed by a lovely warm finish.
Fruity Tipples like all liqueurs are sweetened to enhance the flavour, and add flavour, sweetness, and alcohol to any cocktail. They can also be sipped as a digestif or warming tipple. When used to make cocktails Fruity Tipples liqueurs provide fantastic depth of flavour without diluting the overall strength of the drink. Using our liqueurs to make cocktails can add a unique twist to a simple drink and allows you to express your creativity.
Each batch is stirred and tasted at regular intervals until the taste is perfect. We then test for ABV (alcohol by volume) and the result is added to the label along with the batch code , just like a maker's signature on every bottle.
We are located in a beautiful rural location very close to Holmfirth in West Yorkshire famous for last of the summer wine. Like many artisan businesses Fruity Tipples started life as a hobby many years ago, as a great way of using up excess home-grown fruit. Initially just the odd bottle, decanted to make gifts for Christmas or to fill hip flasks for autumn walks. Over the course of a few years we tried various different flavours some worked others didn't and slowly year by year we have learnt what works, and have refined our techniques and recipes. We now produce many 100's of litres and manage much larger batches than the very first batch. We now have to buy in Fruit from UK growers wherever possible to keep up with demand, we source the same varieties as our first batches to ensure a consistent product that delivers taste and complexity to any cocktail.
In 2015 we became a great taste producer when we were awarded our first Great Taste award. The great taste awards are widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. With over 12000 products entered each year and only 10 % receive a 2 star award. Our first award was followed with a further 2 awards in 2016 , 2 in 2017 and another in 2018.
A Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.