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Amérisse

Amérisse
Liqueur Amére au Cassis

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 22%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

Amérisse
Liqueur Amére au Cassis

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 22%
Rich reddish mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of seville orange, carob, nettle, orris root, angelica, and ginseng with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, involved, long finish revealing overtones of juicy grapefruit. A bittersweet, practically juicy Aperitivo that will be a dream in a spritz; highly satisfying and bright.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity, Herbal, Complex & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: seville orange, carob, nettle, orris root, angelica, and ginseng
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of juicy grapefruit
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bittersweet, practically juicy Aperitivo that will be a dream in a spritz; highly satisfying and bright.

The Producer

Distillerie Merlet & Fils

The Producer
40, Rue de Chevessac
St. Sauvant, 17610
France
33 -546 91 50 36

Their Portfolio

93 Amérisse Liqueur Amére au Cassis 22% (France) $30.00.
92 Coperies French Single Malt Whisky 40% (France) $70.00.
94 Merlet Crème de Melon Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Mure Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Framboise Liqueur 18% (France) $23.95.
90 Merlet C2 Café Liqueur 33% (France) $31.95.
88 Merlet VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $42.95.
98 Merlet Creme De Cassis de Saintonge Fruit Liqueur 20% (France) $23.00.
93 Merlet Creme De Peche de Vigne Fruit Liqueur 18% (France) $23.00.
BR Merlet Trois Citrus Fruit Liqueur 40% (France) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Merlet Lune D’Abricot Flavored Brandy Liqueur 25% (France) $29.00.
94 Merlet Crème De Fraise Strawberry Liqueur 18% (France) $35.00.
96 Merlet Crème De Poire Williams Pear Liqueur 18% (France) $35.00.
95 Merlet Soeurs Cerises Cherry Liqueur 24% (France) $38.00.
85 Merlet Brothers Blend VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $60.00.
89 Merlet VS Cognac 40% (France) $50.00.
89 Merlet XO Cognac 40% (France) $100.00.

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%.