State Liquor Stores Discontinue Cherry Heering

The all-natural, not-too-sweet Danish liqueur can still be had via special order.

January 19, 2011

Why, god, why? State stores discontinue Heering.

Admittedly, this news will not blow everyone’s minds. But after reading this Tweet from Kathy Casey (Dish D’Lish, Liquid Kitchen) last night, I had to find out whether or not it was true.

Yup, it’s true. Kimberly at the WSLCB confirms: Washington State stores will no longer stock Cherry Heering, though it is available by special order.

While not as well-known as angostura bitters, say, or vermouth, Cherry Heering—a ruby-hued Danish liqueur—is certainly a staple of the well-stocked home bar. I like to drink it with sparkling wine, Kir style, something I learned at the Copper Gate in Ballard.

But consider yourself warned, cocktail nerds: Next time you want to whip up a round of Remember the Maines, you’ll need to plan ahead.

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