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Luxardo

Luxardo
Amaro Abano

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 30%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Luxardo
Amaro Abano

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 30%
Mahogany color. Spicy, minty aromas of cardamom, allspice, black tea, wintergreen, and coriander with a round, bright, bittersweet medium-full body and a peppery, layered, medium-length dark chocolate, espresso crema, roasted collard greens, black licorice, chincona, black pepper, and orange peel finish. A nice and sturdy herbal liqueur that offers a satisfying transition from herbal nose to spicy, pleasantly bitter palate; a welcome addition to cocktails or as a digestivo.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Complex, Herbal & Rich
Aroma Aroma: cardamom, allspice, black tea, wintergreen, and coriander
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate, espresso crema, roasted collard greens, black licorice, chincona, black pepper, and orange peel
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey Sour, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice and sturdy herbal liqueur that offers a satisfying transition from herbal nose to spicy, pleasantly bitter palate; a welcome addition to cocktails or as a digestivo.

The Producer or Importer

Anchor Distilling Company

The Producer or  Importer
1705 Mariposa St
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA
1 415-863-8350

Their Portfolio

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%.