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Amaro

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26

Select
Amaro

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Brilliant neon red color. Herbal, floral aromas and flavors of grapefruit, orange peel, candy coated aniseed, allspice, honey, white flowers, and lavender with a velvety, crisp, bittersweet medium-to-full body and a graceful, intricate, medium-length finish. A light, garden-fresh, not-too-sweet aperitivo that will be lovely in a spritz or on the rocks.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity, Complex, Herbal & Mild
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit, orange peel, candy coated aniseed, allspice, honey, white flowers, and lavender
Taste Flavor: grapefruit, orange peel, candy coated aniseed, allspice, honey, white flowers, and lavender
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Spritz al Bitter, Americano
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light, garden-fresh, not-too-sweet aperitivo that will be lovely in a spritz or on the rocks.

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%.