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Review: Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream Liqueur



Saint Brendan was a 5th century Irish apostle (later a saint, of course) who was best known for a seven-year-long fantastical voyage that has gone down as a bit of high Catholic mythology. No telling if he was into Irish cream, but I have my doubts.

Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream (motto: “Simple by Design”) is another in a long line of lower-cost alternatives to Baileys. It’s Irish whiskey and cream, and that’s it. Pretty simple, indeed.

This Irish cream features a nice balance between the whiskeylike punch up front and the creamy, vanilla-and-marshmallow notes that build on the body. There’s a little heat on the back end, but overall it’s a quite gentle Irish cream, offering modest sweetness with a just a little bit of spice. Chocolate and chewy nougat notes hang around for a while on the finish.

Altogether it drinks quite well, but it could use a bit more power to separate it from what sometimes comes across like a glass of chocolate milk. Compare to Brady’s.

34 proof.

B+ / $12 / stbrendans.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. Anonymous September 6, 2019

    I just tried it for the first time and quite loved it. I used to favor Amarula from south Africa. I prefer saint brendan’s now and I think bailey’s is over priced.

  2. Rho F October 19, 2019

    This stuff was delcious I will buy again !

  3. Pretty October 20, 2019

    I’m a African American female who’s not a heavy drinker I tasted the Irish Cream when i was abt 18 years old just a taste and i must say it was pretty good When i started drinkin when i was 21 i didnt think about buyin this at all However that taste never left my memory Now that im 35 i started buyin Saint Brendans Irish Cream I even shared it with my followers Instagram i add 3 drops of E&J 2my

  4. Mikr December 16, 2019

    Some people compare this to Baileys and it’s not even close, any person who has a real taste for alcohol will clearly see the better quality and flavor, and I’m a huge Baileys fan..

  5. Maria March 18, 2020

    I have a bottle for quite a while now but I kept it in my refrigerator so the content is now solid but it smells very good. What can I do


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