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Balsam

Balsam
American Amaro

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 44%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$31.99

Balsam
American Amaro

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 44%
Tasted Neat. Dark brown black color. Complex, spicy herbal aromas of anise, gingerbread, chocolate spice raisin cake, and pink peppercorn with a velvety, vibrant, moderately sweet medium-full body and a warming, long bitter barks, wormwood tea, sarsaparilla, and grilled citrus peels finish. A bold, fantastically rich and balanced amaro with cascading waves of flavor. Tasted as Vermouth. Dark violet black color. Bright, spicy, fruity complex aromas of cherry rhubarb pie, rich baking spices, delicate herbs, and chocolate drizzled blood orange with an even, racy, sweet medium body and a tingling, long bitter barks, wormwood tea, toasty cedar, and cardamom finish. A sensationally vibrant and flavor packed vermouth with great balance, style and length; sure to be a hit on its own or in craft cocktails.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Complex, bitter & spicy
Aroma Aroma: anise, gingerbread, chocolate spice raisin cake, and pink peppercorn
Taste Flavor: bitter barks, wormwood tea, sarsaparilla, and grilled citrus peels
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks, neat and with drops of
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup, Espresso Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, fantastically rich and balanced amaro with cascading waves of flavor; as a vermouth it's sure to be a hit on its own or in craft cocktails.
The Producer

Bar Code Spirits LLC

The Producer
1101 William Flynn Highway
Glenshaw, PA 15116
USA
Bitter Liqueur
Spirits Glass Copita Dark Brown Red.jpg
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%.
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