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Founding Spirits
Arroyo’s "Never Bitter"Amaro Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 22.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$42

Founding Spirits
Arroyo’s "Never Bitter"Amaro Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 22.5%
Hazy mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of soft black licorice, chocolate sauce, proofing dough, cinnamon and ginger powder on raisins, and cola syrup with a round, crisp, bittersweet medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length oregano finish. A funky amaro to pair with a chocolate croissant.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: soft black licorice, chocolate sauce, proofing dough, cinnamon and ginger powder on raisins, and cola syrup
Taste Flavor: oregano
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Flip, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky amaro to pair with a chocolate croissant.

The Producer

Founding Spirits

The Producer
600 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC 20001
USA
1 240-338-2998

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%.