The main ingredient of this crystal clear, complex blend of citrus fruit is the small, slightly bitter but highly flavoured orange originating from the island of Curatao.
Clear, and when poured over ice, Bols Triple Sec Curatao becomes cloudy.
Fragrant and somewhat bitter sweet.
Complex and citrus to the palate.
Bols Triple Sec follows the typical triple sec trait of being clear. The nose has a sharp, bright combination of orange zest and alcohol that greatly contrasts the mellow Dry Orange smell. The initial taste almost perfectly mirrors the nose, with a bright but not particularly strong orange flavour.
This orange flavour continues in to the finish, with a more zesty component developing as time goes on. To my surprise, given the low alcohol content, this triple sec develops a mild but noticeable burn towards the end. The sweetness is unremarkable, being neither too strong nor notably absent – unlike some triple secs there is only sweetness at the very end, almost as as afterthought.