|2016 harvest bottled|
We've bottled the 2016 harvest of haskap berries which we obtained from breeder and grower Shinji Kawai in the Eugene area. 298 bottles were produced.
The haskap berries, also known as blue honeysuckle, are new to the Willamette Valley, first introduced in 2000 and are still being tested by horticulturalists. The variety we use is of the Japanese subspecies emphyllocalyx.
We like its deep blue color, the tart berry taste is a blend of caneberry (logan, black, and raspberry) with cranberry and black current notes. We think it would fit nicely wherever Creme de Cassis is used. Brother Phil drinks it with bourbon.