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May 20, 2013 04:50 PM

Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao??

I've been trying to get my hands on a bottle of Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao but am coming up dry. This formula was created to reinvigorate the market with an original style, bitter Curaçao that harkens back to the 19-century and looks the other way from the overly sweet, artificially blue Curaçao of today's poolside vacationers. I know it's available in MA because I was served a cocktail with it at Park in Harvard Square when a friend of mine was tending bar there in their first months but have been to a few shops around my area with no luck. Anyone seen this stuff around?

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  1. I bought a bottle at Marty's in Newton some months ago. Haven't checked for its availability there lately.
    I like it a lot. Almost out, so I'll be searching for more.
    I also am fond of Combier, another excellent triple sec/curacao, but it seems to have disappeared from local store shelves in the past year after its long-awaited introduction to the United States about three or four years ago.
    But certainly there are many, many alternatives to blue curacao. Nothing wrong with Cointreau (except the high price), to name only the best known.

    1. I bought a bottle at Magnolia a few months ago. Delicious stuff!

      1. Ball Square Wines, for sure; Liquor Land, possibly.