Review: Dillon's Peach Schnapps / by Jason Hambrey

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100% Rye + Fresh Ripe Niagara Peaches
Distiller Dillon's (Beamsville, ON)

This is one of my favourite spirits I’ve tried this year, and I think it illustrates some of the great things that Canadian distillers are doing. This schnapps is made with Dillon’s 100% rye base, and to it are added fresh Niagara peaches. This schnapps isn’t too sweet, and it has a great essence of peaches - it is fantastic!

Review (2020)

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  • Bottling Date: 2019

Peaches! But really nice ones, not fake in flavour at all. Peach, peach, peach, clean and rich – but also some nice rich spices, prunes, dried apricot, peach jam…it is slightly sweet on the palate, but not too sweet – with blackberry and blueberry notes making their way in. The rye spirit does so well with the peaches here – awesome stuff. Most schnapps don’t have the depth of spirit as this, the fruit flavour isn’t as vibrant, and they are much sweeter. So, this is a winner.

This makes me want to go hunt for Dillon’s cassis. Great to see some great Canadian spirits being produced.

This makes a really nice cocktail with 120 ml sparkling, ½ oz gin, 2/3 oz peach schnapps, and 1 tsp honey.

Assessment: Highly Recommended.