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Luxardo

Luxardo
Fernet

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Luxardo
Fernet

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 40%
Mahogany color. Spicy, minty aromas of eucalyptus, tobacco, chocolate-mint, cardamom, molasses cookies, calabrian chile pepper, and orange peel with a round, vibrant, bittersweet medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long wintergreen, black licorice, and chicory finish. A refreshing nightcap or after-dinner dram.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal, Complex, Bitter & Candied
Aroma Aroma: eucalyptus, tobacco, chocolate-mint, cardamom, molasses cookies, calabrian chile pepper, and orange peel
Taste Flavor: wintergreen, black licorice, and chicory
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Spritz al Bitter, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing nightcap or after-dinner dram.

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

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%.