So after many months, I finally got to taste the concoction, and I wasn't impressed. I recorded a video of the first taste (see below, sorry for the poor audio). It really wasn't very good, and I'm kind of disappointed to have wasted the vodka. It wasn't nearly as good as the pomegranate cordial I made last year. Just as well, I could have poisoned myself. Much like the seeds of its relative the apple, loquat seeds contain cyanogenic glycosides, which release cyanide when broken down in the stomach. Since the final product didn't smell and taste like cherries, I have doubts about how safe it is to consume. Greene Deane may still be alive and well, but I'm not willing to put my stomach on the line.