What are Haskap berries?
Haskap is the collective name for edible berries off the blue honeysuckle plant, native to the cooler temperatures of the Northern Hemisphere. The varieties used to create out Haskap liqueur included Borealis, Tundra, Indigo Gem and Northern Jewel.
What do they taste like?
The taste is most commonly described as a cross between a raspberry, blueberry and blackcurrant. It is slightly sweet with a zingy finish.
Is Haskap healthy?
Yes! Haskap was known by the ancient Japanese as “The fruit of life and longevity and the fruit of vision” – it boasts extremely high levels of Vitamin A and C as well as fibre and potassium. Haskap also have high levels of Anthocyanins, Poly Phenols and Bioflavanoids along with a high ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value according to research conducted by the University of Saskatchewan.
Our 2015 hand-picked Haskap berries hail from High Mountain Farm in Salmon Arm, and Elaine and Randy Rodgers (Northern Jewel Farm) in Smithers, B.C.
(World Spirits Awards 2015, 2017 – Double-Gold/Gold)