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Amaro dell’Etna

Amaro dell’Etna
Ricetta Originale

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 29%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.99

Amaro dell’Etna
Ricetta Originale

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 29%
Clear mahogany color. Herbal aromas of espresso crema, cola, dark roasted nuts, eucalyptus, and licorice with a fat body and a very complex, long lilac, molasses, caramelized vegetables, iced tea, and raisin finish. A superbly balanced bitter to serve in craft cocktails or neat.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Complex, Bitter, Herbal & Rich
Aroma Aroma: espresso crema, cola, dark roasted nuts, eucalyptus, and licorice
Taste Flavor: lilac, molasses, caramelized vegetables, iced tea, and raisin
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Manhattan, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superbly balanced bitter to serve in craft cocktails or neat.

The Producer or Importer

M.S. Walker Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
975 University Avenue
Norwood, MA 02062
USA
1 617-776-6700

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Bitter Liqueur

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Serve in a Copita
Bitter liqueurs are quite famous, especially those from Italy, such as amaro, and France. These liqueurs are made in various regions throughout these countries and are made from secret recipes of herbs and spices - some local, many imported from other territories. The herbs and spices include things such as orange peel, rhubarb, pomegranate and tree bark. Quite often these are mixed with fruit juices for pre-dinner cocktails, while most examples of amaro are enjoyed straight, often as a digestif. Alcohol levels are usually around 20% to 25%.