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Bonollo

Bonollo
Amaro

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 34.2%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40

Bonollo
Amaro

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 34.2%
Dark copper color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate orange peel, caramel bread pudding, and cola with a glycerous, tangy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, amusing, medium-long finish revealing notes of turmeric, exotic peppercorns, delicate bitter bark, and cedar and slate finish. A delicious, well-poised bitter liqueur with great length and subtle bitterness that will make a great introduction to the category.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal, Complex, Spicy & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: chocolate orange peel, caramel bread pudding, and cola
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of turmeric, exotic peppercorns, delicate bitter bark, and cedar and slate
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: Now neat, on the rocks, in cocktails and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, well-poised bitter liqueur with great length and subtle bitterness that will make a great introduction to the category.

The Producer

Distillerie Bonollo Umberto

The Producer
Via G. Galilei 6
Mestrino, 35035
Italy
39 -3346624168

Their Portfolio

94 Bonollo Amaro 34.2% (Italy) $40.00.

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%.