Well made if a touch pricey IMHO
Notes: Disaranno Velvet Cream Liqueur is a distinct change for Disaronno, not just in taste, texture, and profile, but the fact that they did any change from their standard product, much less such a radical departure. Disaronno is practically synonymous with Amaretto in most of the world by virtue of marketing if nothing else.
Appearance: Very light tan cream color with only the smallest clear edgeline separation
First Impression: Almonds and fresh cream with some whiffs of alcohol in the background.Overall a homogenous blending of smells
Taste: Sweet almond with oil/creamy entry with medium-heavy mouthfeel entry. Nicely thick mouthfeel and sugar and cream are not overdone.
Drinks: The new White Russian using Russian Standard Vodka and The Disaronno Velvet Cream Liqueur or the Diffords Guide Blushin Russian
swapping out the cream for the velvet is a great choice. Also great with vanilla ice cream in a blender for a Toasted Almond or a Mom Milkshake
Bottle: In stark contrast to its forebear, this bottle is coated with an opaque white covering and a white square plastic screw-off top. The gold lettering spelling Disaronno is much the same and the coat of arms is the same, but that is about it. The label on the front looks like a misprint, till you see that the white is a splash of the cream as printed on the label.
Other: Shelf life of about 6 months. Also, check the best by date on the back before purchasing.
Final Thoughts: A bit split on this one frankly…
On one hand, it is very convenient and well made, ready to go off the shelf. On the other hand, it is kind of pricey for what it is, limited shelf life, and frankly might be a lot to get through for one person. Personally, I think it is a great ready-use product especially for bars or if you intend to get through a bottle in the 6-month window. Otherwise, you might want to just buy a bottle of their amaretto and some heavy cream as you need it and mix your own in smaller batches so as not to commit to an entire bottle of just the Velvet and use the rest of the amaretto for other drinks.