Full Review

Peychaud’s

Peychaud’s
Aperitivo

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18.99
Best Buy

Peychaud’s
Aperitivo

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11%
Clear light red color. Herbal, spicy aromas of gentian, rhubarb, cinnamon and berry skin, orange peel and ruby red grapefruit flesh, and bay leaf with an oily, soft, bittersweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, charming, medium-length marinated olive, cocoa butter, brill cream, and cumin finish. A zesty, cinnamon tinged aperitivo that offers serious competition for the spritz.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Bitter, Herbal & Complex
Aroma Aroma: gentian, rhubarb, cinnamon and berry skin, orange peel and ruby red grapefruit flesh, and bay leaf
Taste Flavor: marinated olive, cocoa butter, brill cream, and cumin
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Aperol Spritz, Negroni, Espresso Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zesty, cinnamon tinged aperitivo that offers serious competition for the spritz.

The Producer

Sazerac Co. KY

The Producer
2001 Highway 60 E.
Owensboro, KY 42303
USA
1 502-348-3991

Their Portfolio

88 Benchmark Old No. 8 Straight Bourbon Whiskey 40% (USA) $11.99.
86 Cane Run Rum 40% (Trinidad) $12.99.
88 Caravella Limoncello 28% (Italy) $19.99.
88 Chila ’Orchata Cinnamon Cream Rum Liqueur 13.75% (USA) $14.99.
87 di Amore Amaretto 21% (USA) $12.99.
88 di Amore Sambuca Liqueur 42% (Italy) $13.99.
87 di Amore Raspberry Liqueur 16.5% (USA) $12.99.
85 di Amore Limoncello 28% (Italy) $13.99.
87 di Amore Quattro Orange Liqueur 40% (USA) $14.99.
89 Evangeline’s Pralines & Cream Liqueur 15% (USA) $16.99.
88 KAPALI Coffee Liqueur 20% (Mexico) $12.99.
88 Peychaud’s Aperitivo 11% (Italy) $18.99.
87 RICH & RARE Canadian Whisky 40% (Canada) $11.99.
84 RICH & RARE Reserve Canadian Whisky 40% (Canada) $9.99.
90 RYAN’S Irish Style Cream Liqueur 17% (USA) $8.99.
92 Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 45% (USA) $29.99.
86 Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 40% (USA) $11.99.

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%.