Cherry Cordial is one of the many alchemy ingredients that you will need to craft most of your potions in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
While categorized as a common tier item, Cherry Cordial is perhaps the most important alchemy ingredient in the game. This is because you need it to craft White Gull and Alcohest for Superior and Enhanced versions of several potions and decoctions in The Witcher 3.
The only catch is that, unlike the other alchemy ingredients, you cannot craft Cherry Cordial. You have a chance to loot it from enemies and chests that are encountered randomly. However, if you are short of time, your only option is to purchase Cherry Cordial in the game.
The following guide will tell you where to go to get as many Cherry Cordial as you want in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Where to buy more Cherry Cordial
It is important to note that not all vendors are going to sell Cherry Cordial in The Witcher 3. You need to find an innkeeper or the bartender inside an inn or tavern to buy some Cherry Cordial.
Every merchant is going to have a limited number of Cherry Cordials to sell. The item itself is pretty cheap but you will need to fast travel to all of the innkeepers to buy all of their Cherry Cordials before waiting for them to restock their inventories in a day or two.
The best location to get the most Cherry Cordial is the Svorlag tavern on the Spikeroog island in Skellige. This is the only innkeeper who will sell you around 14 to 15 Cherry Cordial bottles at once.
Hence, you are recommended to buy any Cherry Cordial you find on your journey to save you crafting time later on. Below are all of the locations where you can purchase Cherry Cordial in The Witcher 3.
White Orchard Innkeeper
The White Orchard Inn is one of the first locations you will visit in The Witcher 3. The tavern is located next to the Woesong Bridge in White Orchard and is run by Elsa. Find her inside to see her inventory.
Crow’s Perch merchant, Velen
There is a trader at Crow’s Perch who you are going to be passing a lot while doing the Family Matters quest. He can be found in the lower section, on your path to the Bloody Baron’s keep.
Downwarren merchant, Velen
There is a merchant in Downwarren who sells Cherry Cordials. The village is located southeast of Crow’s Perch and is known for its locals worshipping the Crones. Keep in mind that the merchant will disappear from the village after you complete The Whispering Hillock quest.
Inn at the Crossroads Innkeeper, Velen
Located northeast (just above) Crow’s Perch is the Inn at the Crossroads. Head over there when you can to get some Cherry Cordial. This is another location that you will be frequently passing by while doing errands for the Bloody Baron.
Hierarch Square merchant, Novigrad
Hierarch Square is the main center of activity of Novigrad. It is located right in the middle of the city and has three merchants trading their goods. You need to find the merchant with the red cap who sells fish near the Vivaldi Bank.
The Alchemy Innkeper, Oxenfurt
Find Stjepan at The Alchemy inn in the middle of Oxenfurt. He is its innkeeper and often has Cherry Cordial to sell. The Alchemy inn is just across Shani’s Clinic if you are playing the Hearts of Stone expansion pack.
Harviken Innkeeper, Skellige
Harviken is a village located on the small Faroe island, southeast of the main Skellige island. There is a tavern here close to the home of Jarl Holger Blackhand, the leader of Clan Dimun that rules Faroe.
Larvik Innkeeper, Skellige
Larvik is located on Hindarsfjall, the smallest of the Skellige islands in the eastern part of the map. The Larvik tavern is next to the signpost.
Svorlag Innkeeper, Skellige
Svorlag is another village with a tavern. This is the best innkeeper to find if you want a lot of Cherry Cordials in a single visit. You can find the village on Spikeroog, the large island located west of the main Skellige island.
Fox Hollow Innkeeper, Toussaint
Fox Hollow is a small village located at the edge of Toussaint, north of Beauclair Palace and northwest of Castle Ravello Vineyard. The local tavern here in Fox Hollow is run by a woman who always has some Cherry Cordial to sell.
The Scarlet Cardinal Innkeeper, Toussaint
The Scarlet Cardinal is an inn located north of the Francollarts signpost and east of Belgaard Vineyard. This is another inn in The Witcher 3 that is run by a woman. Check her out if you are in the area for some Cherry Cordial.