Full Review

Tuve

Tuve
Bitter Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 25%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$33.95

Tuve
Bitter Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 25%
Brilliant red color. Peppery, citrusy aromas of orange and grapefruit peels, rhubarb, cassia bark, nutmeg, and candied ginger with a round, crisp, bittersweet medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length charred cocoa bean, strawberry preserve, gentian, menthol, and grains of paradise finish. A solid bitter liqueur for Negronis and Spritzes.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Herbal & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: orange and grapefruit peels, rhubarb, cassia bark, nutmeg, and candied ginger
Taste Flavor: charred cocoa bean, strawberry preserve, gentian, menthol, and grains of paradise
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Spritz al Bitter, Negroni
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid bitter liqueur for Negronis and Spritzes.

The Importer

Preiss Imports

The Importer
432 Maple Street, Suite 4
Ramona, CA 92065
USA
1 760-789-9000

Their Portfolio

89 Amaro Black Note Amaro Liqueur 21% (Italy) $32.95.
89 Bailoni NV Gold Marillen-Frizzante Sparkling Wine, Austria 6% (Austria) $19.99.
87 Bailoni Original Gold Apricot Brandy 40% (Austria) $49.95.
91 Bailoni Wachauer Gold-Apricot Liqueur 30% (Austria) $39.95.
92 By The Dutch Batavia Arrack Indonesia Rum 48% (Indonesia) $64.00.
94 By The Dutch Dry Gin 42.5% (Netherlands) $48.00.
87 By The Dutch Old Genever 38% (Netherlands) $45.00.
96 Ferdinand’s Saar Quince Vodka 30% (Germany) $63.00.
94 Fratelli Vergnano Cioco Artichoke Liqueur 16.5% (Italy) $31.95.
88 Kalani Coconut Rum Liqueur 30% (Mexico) $32.00.
82 NV Absinthe Verte 38% (France) $29.95.
89 Ron Caribe Silver Premium Rum 40% (Mexico) $19.95.
87 Ron Caribe Añejo Superior Ocho Años Rum 40% (Mexico) $32.95.
90 Spirit of HVEN Tycho’s Star Swedish Single Malt Whisky 41.8% (Sweden) $130.00.
84 Tuve Fernet Liqueur 39% (Italy) $36.95.
85 Tuve Bitter Liqueur 25% (Italy) $33.95.

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%.