Forthave Spirits

FOUR Bittersweet Liqueur

FOUR Bittersweet Liqueur

  • Limited edition seasonal aperitif produced by Forthave Spirits in Brooklyn, New York
  • Over 20 botanicals featured botanicals include dried gentian root from the highland region of Massif Central in south-central France, lavender flowers from Goode Farm in Ballston Spa, New York, cherry blossoms from the Hudson Valley, elderflower, chamomile, and rose petals
  • Base distillate is certified organic, non-GMO sugarcane spirit from Brazil
  • Gentian is macerated in steel tanks for several months; all botanicals are either macerated or distilled in a 400-liter bain marie hybrid pot still
  • The final blend is sweetened with French grape must and raw cane sugar then rested for several months prior to bottling
  • Aromas of elderflower, hay, and freesia precede a spike of gentian bitterness on the palate bookended by kumquats and a hint of wild strawberries followed by a finish of linen and subtle lavender
  • NY Farm Distillery License eligible
  • 2412 bottles produced
  • 30%ABV

FOUR, named for its numerical order of release in Forthave’s Single Batch line, celebrates the gentian-forward apéritifs of France in true Brooklyn style by combining imported and local botanicals. Representing nearly four years of research and development, this floral and lightly bitter liqueur highlights Forthave’s dedication to experimenting with ingredients and maceration techniques in order to create inspired one-offs that complement their core line of spirits.


United States
New York
Spirit Type:
Spirit Sub Type:
Amaro / Digestivi / Aperitivi / Bitter

Sizes Available

Half Bottle US-XFS-20-NVH 12/375ml