It all started at a Christmas party back in 2009. Todd Olson and Doug David were friends and co-workers with many common hobbies - woodworking, cooking and classic cars. One passion neither of them was aware they shared was homemade liqueurs. Doug had spent years fine-tuning his family Coffee Liqueur recipe handed down from his grandmother. Todd was experimenting with variations on the classic Italian Lemoncello.
Each of them brought a bottle of their liqueurs to share with their friends and co-workers at the company Christmas party. As you can probably guess, their liqueurs were a hit. Everyone loved them. During the third, or was it the fourth round of samples, someone suggested "Hey, you guys should sell these, I would buy them."
And as sometimes happens in real life, but mostly in the cartoons, Doug and Todd looked at each other and saw that proverbial light bulb burning brightly.
That's the day deZir Premium Liqueurs was born.
We chose the name deZir, (pronounced desire) to embody an exotic uniqueness and set ourselves apart. It's passion and desire done our way - a little differently.
Choosing a sweet cinnamon that isn't following the current hot, burn-your-mouth drink trend. Using limes instead of lemons because the Lemoncello market is saturated. Mixing in so much Belgian chocolate to get the taste right, we had to put stickers on our bottles saying "Shake Me Up" because the chocolate settles. Picking a citrus few have heard of, let alone tasted, to develop something exotic. We feel these examples epitomize the "doing things differently" approach that has led to the development of our unique Premium Liqueur flavors Cinnamon, Mocha, Lime and Tangelo.
We only use the finest natural ingredients the world has to offer when making our small batches of hand-crafted liqueurs. Premium Cinnamon from the Far East, World-renowned Cocoa from Belgium and Pure Cane sugar from Hawaii. Citrus from tropical regions where the climate produces juicy, aromatic fruit. Concentrates made from REAL Fruit, picked in Eastern Washington orchards. Spirits made from corn - so pure they leave no aftertaste. We start with these ingredients and add them to one of the greatest natural resources the Pacific Northwest has to offer - pure Glacial Water from the Cascade Mountains. This attention to detail ensures our Product Standard -
A quality you can see, smell and taste.