Crème de Cassis is a sweet, fruity liqueur made from black currants, dating back to the 16th century as a tonic. Created from a unique blend of luscious currant berries and spirits, Hiram Walker Crème de Cassis is deep red and delicious. This liqueur is typically featured in cocktails alongside vermouth, white wine, or soda water; it's also used in a popular French cocktail called the Kir Royale, an aperitif made with Crème de Cassis and champagne. Hiram Walker started producing spirits in 1858, and pioneered numerous distillation and manufacturing processes that are now industry standards. For example, Hiram Walker was one of the first alcohol producers to begin placing labels on bottles. Crème de Cassis is a great choice to round out your bar essentials. For a dash of color and sweetness, we recommend serving it with white wine or champagne.