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Royal

Royal
Sambucca

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Dominican Republic
Alcohol: 38%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy

Royal
Sambucca

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Dominican Republic
Alcohol: 38%
Brilliant slivery straw color. Herbal aromas of candied aniseed, oregano, and lemongrass with a syrupy, crisp, very sweet medium-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length dried orange peel and cinnamon finish. A lingering anise liqueur to add intrigue to cocktails, or as an after-dinner offering.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal
Aroma Aroma: candied aniseed, oregano, and lemongrass
Taste Flavor: dried orange peel and cinnamon
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Corpse Reviver #2, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lingering anise liqueur to add intrigue to cocktails, or as an after-dinner offering.

The Producer

R. Tremols & Sons SRL

The Producer
Ave. Jacobo Majluta No. 5
Santo Domingo Norte,
Dominican Republic
809 809-548-7000

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Anise Liqueur

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Serve in a Copita
Anise-Flavored Spirits can vary widely in style depending on the country of origin. They can be dry or very sweet, low or high proof, distilled from fermented aniseed or macerated in neutral spirit. In France, Anis (as produced by Pernod) is produced by distilling anise and a variety of other botanicals together. Pastis is macerated, rather than distilled, and contains fewer botanicals than Anis. In Italy, Sambucca is distilled from anise and botanicals, but is then heavily sweetened to make it a liqueur. Oil of fennel (also known as green anise) is frequently added to boost the aroma of the spirit. Greece has a drier, grappa-like liqueur called Ouzo, which is stylistically close to pastis.