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Averna

Averna
Amaro Siciliano Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 29%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32

Averna
Amaro Siciliano Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 29%
Dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, rosemary and juniper, candied orange and citronella, spearmint, sage, and and vanilla with a glycerous, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long finish that shows touches of mocha and walnut, orange oil, dark chocolate and anise, and molasses and compressed figs. An absolutely lovely marriage of a little bit bitter, a bit sweet; the higher sugar and approachable flavors of vanilla, orange, chocolate, and mint make this more approachable for people starting their Amaro journey.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate, rosemary and juniper, candied orange and citronella, spearmint, sage, and and vanilla
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of mocha and walnut, orange oil, dark chocolate and anise, and molasses and compressed figs
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and shots
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An absolutely lovely marriage of a little bit bitter, a bit sweet; the higher sugar and approachable flavors of vanilla, orange, chocolate, and mint make this more approachable for people starting their Amaro journey.

The Importer

Campari America

The Importer
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 212-207-4350

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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%.