Willards Irish Cream

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Willards Irish Cream

Postby SBB » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:21 pm

I havn't had time to try many flavorings yet but the one that stands out and has been a hit with most that have tried it was Willards Irish Cream.
Tried a Willards Black Sambucca which isn't to bad either.
Also had a crack at a SS Rum Liquor........pretty disapointed in this one :(
Being new to this I'm pretty keen to hear what others think is worth buying in the way of flavors.
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby MacStill » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:57 pm

Yes, that willards Irish cream is the ducks nuts, it is the only store bought flavor I use and I love the stuff.

The only thing I do different is use corn likker instead of vodka, and it's fucking awesome.
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby reknaw » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:04 pm

I don't buy them but you can do a few things with stuff around the house, from memory one I do which is quite good:

3 ltrs vodka,
5 peppercorns,
8 cloves,
1 tbsp sugar,
6 bay leaves,
lemon zest,
vanilla bean and
a couple of pieces of medium char oak.

Got the recipie of HD, it's a Russian Cognac knockoff.

Another one is add 1 bottle of natural coconut essence from coles to 1 ltr of your rum made from mollases - very nice better than malibu.

Got a couple of others too I'll post in the future i.e aniseed and sugar.
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby SBB » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:25 pm

I'm also hearing good things about Essencia Bourbon Chunks.......anyone had experiance with these????
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby reknaw » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:30 pm

Never tried them, I have'nt done a lot with oak. I use raw oak, oak I char myself or wine barrel that I char. I want to try spiceing my own rum, making caramel and using that and a few other things :)
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby MacStill » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:58 pm

SBB wrote:I'm also hearing good things about Essencia Bourbon Chunks.......anyone had experiance with these????
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When I first started out they were what I kept going back too, I actually thought it was quite nice but wouldnt look back now I'm doing grain wash's.

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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby audistiller » Thu May 10, 2012 1:34 am

I can also say this is a rather nice choice for lovers of Baileys. The first bottle of spirits I made, I used some of the Bodines "Sour Mash" Bourbon, I must say it wasn't to my liking so I wont be buying more. If I remember I have only had one glass out of the bottle.


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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby darbwah » Wed May 16, 2012 12:21 pm

i like edwards single malt scotch. i tried their irish cream it tasted nice but i mixed it at 40% which was probably a bit much. sam willards single malt was ordinary, so is still spirits finest reservre scotch whiskey. sam willards dark queenslander and smooth rums arent too bad. im sure others tastes would disagree with me though
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby audistiller » Wed May 16, 2012 10:35 pm

I think you will find Darb its all about personal taste, I quite liked this Irish Cream, and I also mixed it a 40%, but that's what it recommended. I actually quite like Midori and Lemonade, while I don't go nuts over it, its quite a nice change, so I bought the Sam Willards Melon Liquor mix today, although I might try and water is down just a bit.
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby tipsy » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:51 pm

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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby Woodsy71 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:51 pm

The first 2 are premix, so you just mix it with your neutral and i reckon the 3rd might need a base mix added, but im not 100% sure.

I use a couple of Willards liqueurs and they go fine, but am yet to try the Baileys. I've also emailed them direct with some questions and they replied quickly and were very helpful, so that may help you out.

Heres a link to their site http://samuelwillards.com.au/

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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby jasonc2861 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:04 pm

SBB wrote:I'm also hearing good things about Essencia Bourbon Chunks.......anyone had experiance with these????
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I've used them,used the bourban chunks.not bad at all mate. :handgestures-thumbupleft: big fan of the American gobbler bourbon chips as well.
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby tipsy » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:54 am

Woodsy71 wrote:The first 2 are premix, so you just mix it with your neutral and i reckon the 3rd might need a base mix added, but im not 100% sure.

I use a couple of Willards liqueurs and they go fine, but am yet to try the Baileys. I've also emailed them direct with some questions and they replied quickly and were very helpful, so that may help you out.

Heres a link to their site http://samuelwillards.com.au/

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Thanks Woodsy, I'll go right to the source. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby ozybottler » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:43 pm

i love the S.W irish cream tastes great :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby Dyno » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:50 pm

Dropped into the HBS today to grab some more yeast and got looking and thinking about putting something on the shelf for the Mrs and me. Grabbed a Willards Irish Cream and a Sambucca Nero. Going by this thread its sounds pretty good. Have been on a wheat vodka binge of late so have a ton of nice neutral in stock. Are there any better ones out there anyone knows of ? Haven't used essences for a long while so bit of a stab in the dark. Im actually looking forward to not having to age anything for once and have a drink.
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby Woodsy71 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:05 pm

The Willards Choc Rum Liqueur premix goes well. Great with milk on ice.
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby Plumby » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:11 pm

My hbs has a Turkish Delight liquer, its nice and the ladies like it, a bit sweet for me though, the Willard's melon liquer is a nice middorie knock off as well and the Irish cream is a winner for my mrs. You could also try the home made stuff try the strawberry g dropper recipe also the musk sticks and redskins vodka are always a bit of a hit as well.
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby Plumby » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:14 pm

Woodsy71 wrote:The Willards Choc Rum Liqueur premix goes well. Great with milk on ice.

:text-+1: very, very nice
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Re: Willards Irish Cream

Postby Dyno » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:45 pm

Plumby wrote:
Woodsy71 wrote:The Willards Choc Rum Liqueur premix goes well. Great with milk on ice.

:text-+1: very, very nice


Cheers fellas. Dunno about you blokes but I get one eyed an blinkered an head on down the path of the old whiskeys and stuff. Then sit around whinging that I got fk all to drink.. lol. Vodka has been a trip tho so pretty happy on that front. Anyways, gonna mix up this willards shortly . There' might be a cheap Mrs going soon if she turns her nose up :))
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