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Verino

Verino
Apostalagma Ouzo Liqueur

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 59%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38

Verino
Apostalagma Ouzo Liqueur

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Greece
Alcohol: 59%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of licorice, candy-coated aniseed, dried mint, and caraway with a silky, bright, moderately sweet light body and a warming, breezy finish. An outrageously smooth and balanced anise spirit for cocktails, highballs, and more.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: licorice, candy-coated aniseed, dried mint, and caraway
Taste Flavor: licorice, candy-coated aniseed, dried mint, and caraway
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An outrageously smooth and balanced anise spirit for cocktails, highballs, and more.

The Importer

Diamond Importers, Inc.

The Importer
528 W. Wrightwood
Chicago, IL 60614
USA
1 773-549-6211

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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.