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Averna

Averna
Amaro Siciliano Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 29%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30.99

Averna
Amaro Siciliano Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 29%
Brown black color. Aromas and flavors of rosemary, black tea, chicory, cacao nibs, cedar, anise, and menthol with a glycerous, lively, very sweet medium-to-full body and a graceful, layered, long finish with suggestions of black coffee, chocolate-covered caramel, charred nuts, and cinnamon Danish finish. A rock solid bitter liqueur with bold aromas and a silky smooth, balanced palate.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Rich, Spicy, Bitter & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: rosemary, black tea, chicory, cacao nibs, cedar, anise, and menthol
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of black coffee, chocolate-covered caramel, charred nuts, and cinnamon Danish
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Manhattan, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid bitter liqueur with bold aromas and a silky smooth, balanced palate.

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%.