Yes, this is an unusual tasting note, but one I think worth it.

This is an airplane bottle that my dad got when he'd fly to Finland (Finair) on business fairly often. He'd just put them in shoeboxes and stash them away in the basement in suburban Denver.

When I was much younger, in high school, I would raid them, and I got several of these. I haven't tasted this one in probably 5 years, and the other day I had the last one. It's probably 15 to 20 years old.

The bottle says 50 mL, enough for winebrat and I to have a small glass of each (I poured into tasting glass....similar to the kind INAO certifies, they are small glasses that tightly taper at top). It also says 42 proof, and the back label says bottled by Marli, Finland.

The color was like tea, a medium brown.

The smell was very interesting, and whatever a brambleberry is, this must have been the dominant smell. It had some live berry fruit, a pine/resin/juniper smell, and there was only a detectable trace of alcohol.

The taste was most rewarding. It had the mouthfeel of a very old sherry, being super viscous but only slightly sweet and alcoholic given the viscosity. It seemed cold and silky.

I'm wondering if anyone might know about this product and if it's available anywhere?

-Vitis Vinifera in Lodi
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VV,

I just checked on Wine-searcher.com and found a wine store in Rome, Italy that sells the following:

1. Lapponia Lakka
2. Lapponia Mesimarja
3. Lapponia Puolukka

I do not know if one of these is the same as your brambleberry liqeur. The price quoted was $8.59 each. Their email address is enotecacostantini.com. You may want to email them and ask them about it. Good luck finding it.

IW

BTW if anyone finds the Italian liqeur AURUM please let me know. Thanks
vitis,

I'm in Helsinki right now and have picked up 2 bottles of Lapponia liquer for you.

Unfortunately, my colleagues here could not find "brambleberry" per se, but they instead procured "cloudberry" and "buckthorn" flavors.

I'll take one last look at the duty free shop tomorrow for brambleberry.

Please send me an email at m.boersma@attbi.com with your shipping address and I'll try to mail them to you next week.

Cheers,

Otis

[ 10-25-2002, 03:12 PM: Message edited by: otisabdul ]

Whatever the market will bear!  My best guess is somewhere in the $20-$30 range.  

Why does everyone who finds an old bottle of booze in a liqueur cabinet think they just hit the jackpot?  21% alcohol, 500ml.  Seems like a shitty hangover is the only thing you'll get out of this bottle.

grossie posted: 

Whatever the market will bear!  My best guess is somewhere in the $20-$30 range.  

Why does everyone who finds an old bottle of booze in a liqueur cabinet think they just hit the jackpot?  21% alcohol, 500ml.  Seems like a shitty hangover is the only thing you'll get out of this bottle.

Exactly. I was dying while reading about  the bottle of champagne in the Buying and Selling forum with "2 inches of liquid" in the bottle, and the guy who found some martha's underneath his new house crawl space and wanted a fortune for it.
I suppose it's too late but it appears their packaging has changed

Spot on with the price guess. https://www.thewhiskyexchange....43/lapponia-liqueurs

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