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Cynar

Cynar
Bitter Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 35%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$37

Cynar
Bitter Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 35%
Copper color. Herbal, peppery aromas and flavors of medicinal barks and herbs, peppercorns, chestnut honey, and cedar paper with a satiny, vibrant, bittersweet medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, long wormwood tea and brown spices finish. A vibrant, well balanced bitter liqueur.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Bitter, Fruity, Spicy & Rich
Aroma Aroma: medicinal barks and herbs, peppercorns, chestnut honey, and cedar paper
Taste Flavor: wormwood tea and brown spices
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant, well balanced bitter liqueur.

The Producer or Importer

Campari America

The Producer or  Importer
1255 Battery St, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 415-315-8000

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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%.