What's the premium brand for creme de cacao?
I have the impression it's Bols. Is that correct?
And, separatelyh, what do people think is the best-tasting brand of creme de cacao? Are the inexpensive ones as good as the quality ones?
I use hiram walker creme de cacao... I can't tell the difference in cocktails. I also use kamora instead of kahlua.
This post is about seven years old but still appears at the top of Google results for "creme de cacao brands", so I thought I'd update it.
The best brand of creme de cacao on the market today appears to be Tempus Fugit's Creme de Cacao, which is a recreation of recipes from the liqueur's heyday, back before the use of extracts flooded the market with crap.
There is definitely a difference. We ditched our Leroux after buying Marie Brizard. The MB is good enough not to ditch for Tempus Fugit's until the MB is done. I have not tried the TF cacao, but we have their creme de menthe and it is much better than any of the cheap stuff (which all tastes a bit fake in the extract sort of way).