Baines Classic Pacharán®


“Unmistakeable and unique. Macerated for at least three months, restful and traditional, which no doubt defines the quality of the product. Intense and brilliant, ruby red in colour. The nose is fresh and extremely fruity, with light anise notes. The mouth is unctuous and velvety, long and intense, sweet and tastes of fruit.”

The tradition of making Pacharán first arose in Navarre. Pacharán is a liqueur made by macerating the fruit Prunus Espinosa (sloe berry, blackthorn fruit, patxaran) collected from the blackthorn, in an anise-flavoured spirit (anisette), with a small number of coffee beans and a vanilla pod for several months. The result is a light reddish-brown sweet liqueur, around 25-30% alcohol by volume. The name Patxaran comes from the Basque baso aran, meaning wild plum; Pacharán is the Spanish (Castillian) spelling.

A Tradition

Since time immemorial it has been popular in Navarre and the Basque Country. The actual date of its discovery is unknown, but this liqueur was consumed by both nobles and vassals alike during mediaeval times, due its healing properties. It is known that Pacharán was included among the dishes served at the wedding of Gonofre of Navarre (1394 – 1428), the illegitimate son of King Carlos III and Doña Teresa de Arellano in 1415. It is also known that Queen Blanca I of Navarre (1385-1441) drank Pacharán because of its medicinal properties when she fell ill at the Monastery of Santa María de Nieva in 1441.

Made with Artisan Methods

Pacharán is the most popular of all recipes used to make this type of spirit in Spain. It is made using the methods and customs of this typical drink, preserving its artisan nature. The production of our Pacharán continues using traditional resources and preserving ancient methods. Proof of this is the Artisan Diploma awarded to the company by the regional government of Navarre and the fact that Pacharán Baines belongs to the “Pacharán Navarro Designation Regulating Body”, an official body that vouches for the quality of the process and products used to make this liqueur.

Cocktails Suggestions

Pacharán is a Liqueur to drink straight or mixed:

Pacharán & Champagne, also known as SAN FERMIN. Pacharán & Orange Juice, also known as OPP in Canada and BUTANO in Spain. Pacharán & Lemonade, also known as ALPARGATA. Pacharán & Coke, also known as CHUPINAZO.
Pacharán & Ice Cream, also known as RIAU RIAU. Pacharán & Red Fruits Juice, also known as POBRE DE MI. Pacharán & Soda, also known as PAÑUELICO. Pacharán & Strawberry Liqueur, also known as CABEZUDO. Pacharán & Energy drinks, also known as ENCIERRO.


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Tasting notes

Composition: Made with sloe berries and anisette

Grade: 28%

Tasting: Bright, lively and intense cherry red color. Aromas of red fruits, cherries and candies, perfectly mixed with anisette. Entry silky and rounded. Sweet, soft and light. Exempt from any type of artificial colorings and preserving agents.

Perfect Serve: To be consumed preferably cold, but also on cocktails and on the rocks!