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Ramazzotti

Ramazzotti
Sambuca Liqueur

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 38%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24
Best Buy

Ramazzotti
Sambuca Liqueur

Category: Anise Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 38%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of black licorice, licorice root, anise, and star anise and fennel with a glycerous, lively, off-dry medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length finish manifesting accents of black jelly bean, anise, vanilla extract, and spearmint. A sweet and approachable after dinner drink for lovers of anise; true to what it’s supposed to be.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: black licorice, licorice root, anise, and star anise and fennel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of black jelly bean, anise, vanilla extract, and spearmint
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and shots
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and approachable after dinner drink for lovers of anise; true to what it's supposed to be.

The Importer

Castle Brands Inc.

The Importer
122 East 42nd. Street, Suite 5000
New York, NY 10168
USA
1 646-356-0200

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.