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di Amore
Sambuca Liqueur

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 42%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
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di Amore
Sambuca Liqueur

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 42%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of rich black licorice, chocolate ganache, candy coated aniseed, and coriander with a syrupy, vibrant, very sweet fat body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish displaying elements of fennel, vanilla custard, and sassafras finish. A rich and weighty sambuca-style anise liqueur to serve after dinner.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: rich black licorice, chocolate ganache, candy coated aniseed, and coriander
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of fennel, vanilla custard, and sassafras
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks, neat and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Daiquiri Nautral, Pimm's Cup, Espresso Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and weighty sambuca-style anise liqueur to serve after dinner.

The Producer

Sazerac Co. KY

The Producer
1001 Wilkinson Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
USA
1 502-696-5930

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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.