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Bitter Journey

Bitter Journey
Bingzhou Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40

Bitter Journey
Bingzhou Liqueur

Category: Bitter Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Bright bronze color. Aromas of gentian, black tea, ginseng, and palo santo smoke with a satiny, soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length herbal tincture, homeopathic remedy, and licorice finish. A slightly bitter and boldly intriguing Liqueur made with a sensuous bouquet of East Asian herbs and spices.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal
Aroma Aroma: gentian, black tea, ginseng, and palo santo smoke
Taste Flavor: herbal tincture, homeopathic remedy, and licorice
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A slightly bitter boldly intriguing liqueur made with a medicine cabinet of East Asian herbs and spices.

The Producer

Bitter Journey

The Producer
20100 Orchard Meadow Dr.
Saratoga, CA 95070
USA
1 -408-203-4781

Their Portfolio

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%.