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Montenegro

Montenegro
Amaro Italiano

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 23%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$33

Montenegro
Amaro Italiano

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 23%
Pale golden amber color. Aromas of bitter orange, honeysuckle, quinine, and sandalwood with a round, crisp, sweet medium body and a sleek, refreshing, long orange blossom, cinchona bark, vanilla, and rooibos tea finish. A luscious amaro that will add intrigue to any cocktail.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Complex, Candied, Bitter, Herbal & Rich
Aroma Aroma: bitter orange, honeysuckle, quinine, and sandalwood
Taste Flavor: orange blossom, cinchona bark, vanilla, and rooibos tea
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Martini, Spritz al Bitter
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A luscious amaro that will add intrigue to any cocktail.

The Producer

Gruppo Montenegro

The Producer
Via Enrico Fermi 4
Zola Pedrosa, BO 40069
Italy
39 -327-6751343

Their Portfolio

95 Montenegro Amaro Italiano 23% (Italy) $33.00.
88 Select Amaro 14% (Italy) $26.00.
85 Vecchia Romagna Etichetta Nera Brandy 40% (Italy) $33.00.
89 Vecchia Romagna Riserva 10 Year Old Brandy 40% (Italy) $50.00.
90 Vecchia Romagna 35 Year Old Brandy 40% (Italy) $400.00.

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%.