Krupnikas is a sweet alcoholic drink that is popular in Lithuania as well as Poland (known there as “Krupnik”). KAS Krupnikas is a family recipe distilled with local honey and a secret blend of spices Each Krupnikas family recipe may vary from another, distinguishing the KAS brand from its counterparts. KAS is bottled by hand in upstate New York and is a true small-batch, artisanal spirit. Featuring spices such as vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, caraway seeds, cloves, and saffron, Krupnikas is more than just a honey-flavored liqueur, it’s an experience for the senses.
KAS Buckwheat is heavier in consistency and flavor. It tastes a bit like molasses and feels aged almost bourbon like, with earthy tones and a port like finish. A fantastic sipper and once chilled it morphs to a honey/vanilla cream like drink. It works great with strong distinct flavors: a shot in a stout beer, with Bourbon in a Rusty nail or mixed with grapefruit for a refreshing not sweet cocktail.
The Black Locust KAS feels somewhat lighter, the texture is more buttery than gooey. It is delicately sweet and floral like a late spring day. The spices are not that pronounced and it has a definite citrus finish. It is extremely light colored, lemon white or yellow-green, and is relatively free of other floral scents. It can be very transparent, like liquid glass. The aroma is floral, fruity, delicate, and very persistent. The flavor is very sweet, slightly acidic with hints of bark and no aftertaste. It works well by itself or mixes well in hot or cold drinks. Mix it with some ginger beer or lemonade and you will be drinking it by the gallons.