Bailey’s Irish Cream
In addition to the original product from the Dublin-based Bailey’s, there are many other brands on the market, though these often do not measure up to the Bailey’s quality standard.
Baileys is a perfect marriage of fresh, premium quality Irish diary cream, finest spirits, Irish whiskey and a proprietary recipe of chocolate flavours.
Over 80% of Baileys raw ingredients and packaging are sourced from the island of Ireland. The cream is fresh, dairy cream that comes from two dairy suppliers. The whiskey is a triple pot still blend, made to a proprietary specification and supplied from The Old Midleton Distillery, Co Cork. The sugar comes from sugar cane and sugar beet. Baileys distinct style is derived from a unique proprietary recipe of natural cocoa extracts, giving Baileys its chocolate character and essence.
Baileys is the only cream liqueur that guarantees its taste for 2 years from the day it was made, opened or unopened, stored in the in the fridge or not when stored away from direct sunlight at a temperature range of 0-25 degrees centigrade.
One of the keys to achieving this 2 year shelf-life is in the patented process of blending of fresh Irish cream with the spirits and the whiskey without the use of preservatives. The alcohol acts as a natural preservative for the product.
Under normal conditions of storage Baileys has a shelf-life of 30 months