Alcohol content: 17% Vol
The one and only amaro with Nizza Monferrato Cardoon, slow food presidium, celebrated for its digestive, purifying and appetite-stimulating properties. The secret recipe also contains blessed thistle, milk thistle and artichoke leaves. These ingredients are skilfully measured out and work in concert with and enhance the properties of the cardoon. The mixture is blended with infusions obtained from a single extraction of calumba, juniper, Gentiana Lutea berries, cloves, liquorice root, cardamom, lemon peel and marjoram.
To the eye: reddish-yellow, almost amber, with bright tinges and dark brown hints with transparency.
To the nose: strong and complex, thanks to the blend of the various extracts and the long ageing process. Spicy notes of Hunchback Cardoon, Gentiana, clary sage and liquorice are prominent; hints of dried fruit, grapes and ginger also emerge.
On the palate: the sweet, full and well-orchestrated flavour
reflects the extraordinary balance between the sweet note, the bitter quality of some of the officinal herbs and the pleasant tastiness of the wine. The tasting experience is unique, with pleasantness unmatched by any other amaro, thanks to the moderate alcohol content. The long-lasting aftertaste retains the complexity and spicy notes of the herbs, with a slight hint of tobacco.
Cardamaro is the premium amaro produced by the Bosca family, based in Canelli, in the very heart of Piedmont. The family, at its seven generation, produces sparkling wines, wines, aperitifs and amari since 1820 and believe in the best quality for the best consumers experience.
Alcohol content: 16% Vol
Vermouth di Torino is a collective heritage of Piedmont, which sees in the royal Savoy court as first big promoter of a product which, mainly starting from the late XVIII century, generated a flourishing industry which led Piedmont to become the Kingdom of Vermouth. In occasion of the 120 years from the foundation, Storico Vermouth di Torino is again produced according to the original recipe of Giulio Cocchi. This vermouth belongs to the category of the sweet vermouths, or Italian vermouths, sweet and amber as indicated in the manuals of the late 800. Storico Vermouth di Torino Cocchi has been the protagonist of the international rebirth of the top-of-the-range vermouths and the renovated interest of the great barmen for the denomination Vermouth di Torino so that it is also familiarly denominated “Cocchi Torino”.
To the eye: amber tone.
To the nose: rich in sensations, among the herbs and the aromatizing spices, Artemisia and Citrus are the protagonists with their balanced bitter
and citrusy notes which characterize Cocchi Style.
On the palate: crunchy and cotton candy able to round all the bitter tastes. Giulio Cocchi produces, since 1891, wine-based aperitifs and hundred percent Piedmontese sparkling wines following the best traditions of Asti area. What defines Cocchi style is then its simplicity and authenticity: the quality of the wine and of the other ingredients, the century-old technical expertise and a passion and creativity that have never failed over the years.
Alcohol content: 28% Vol
Amaro Lucano was created in Pisticci in 1894 in the back room of Pasquale Vena’s shop using a blend of more than 30 specially selected herbs. It is an ideal after dinner drink to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks and is the perfect base for many popular cocktails.
To the eye: a beautiful rich, dark mahogany with amber brick highlights. It's also characterized by an intense and structured brown colour.
To the nose: its particular 28% abv brings out the herbaceous notes in the absinthes, holy thistle and gentian. Besides, the incredibly expressive nose opens with notes of dried herbs and flowers, followed by savory spices, orange peel and deep roasted coffee and cocoa notes.
On the palate: rich and exceptionally complex on the palate, a gentle sweetness and rich mouthfeel give way to loads of bright herbaceous, deep spice notes, bittersweet chocolateand orange peel. The finish is long and layered with the perfect balance of bitterness to refresh the palate.
Quality, knowledge, tradition and idea. These are the values that make Lucano one of the most important Italian liquor producers. As in every great story, this one too is rooted in the past: it all began more than one hundred years ago from a secret recipe of Cav. Pasquale Vena.
Alcohol content: 37,5% Vol
Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin is the result of the infusion of Luxardo Marasca Cherry Juice in our London Dry Gin Distillate.
To the eye: deep red.
To the nose: pungent Marasca Cherry aroma with intense Jupiter notes.
On the palate: initial taste is typical of Gin with strong juniper and spicy notes. On the back of your tongue a velvetly and pleasant Marasca Cherry taste with long lasting sour aftertaste.
Established in 1821 and still 100% controlled by the founding family, Luxardo is one of the oldest European firms producing liqueurs. Transferred to Torreglia ( Padova) in 1947 due to the consequences of the Second World War, it is now a leader in the liqueurs industry and one of the few proprietary brands present in almost all the international markets.
Alcohol content: 32% Vol
Obtained by the accurate infusions of selected raw materials in pure alcohol, Meletti Amaro is the evolution of old family recipes. The remarkable blend of aromatic fruits, herbs, and spices creates a perfectly balanced digestivo that is neither overly bitter, nor overly sweet. This perfect balance and the complexity of the aromas make Meletti Amaro not only a very approachable and enjoyable Amaro, but also a perfect ingredient for amazing cocktails. The intense and persistent aftertaste will surprise even the most sophisticated enthusiasts of this category.
To the eye: rich amber.
To the nose: a sophisticated blend of aromatic botanicals and sweet orange peel, with fragrances of lavender and rose.
On the palate: exceptionally balanced and complex leading, to an elegant finish of caramelized sugar and Sibillini saffron.
The Meletti distillery was founded on September 20, 1870 in Ascoli Piceno by Silvio Meletti. With the introduction of Anisetta, one of the oldest Italian liqueurs, Meletti experienced success and recognition, recieveing several award at international competitions and fairs. The passion and artisanal techniques of producing Anisetta inspired many other products in the portfolio. Most of them are still made with the original recipes and processes, which are more than one hundred years old. After almost 150 years and five generations, Meletti still remains family owned and operated, honoring the same recipes and techniques of their ancestors. Tradition, quality, and passion are the core values that you will find crafted in every Meletti liqueur.
Alcohol content: 23% Vol
Amaro Montenegro was created by Stanislao Cobianchi, who named his concoction after Princess Elena of Montenegro, the future Queen of Italy. Today, Amaro Montenegro is one of Italy’s top liqueurs, thanks to a series of characteristics that have made it unique: a secret recipe which has never been changed and which includes some 40 botanicals, expertly selected, extracted and blended; a unique, instantly recognizable bottle; a meticulous production process aimed at impeccable quality; a rich and complex organoleptic profile, with an agreeable bitter-sweet balance that makes it perfect for drinking neat, on the rocks or as an ingredient in some of the best-loved international cocktails.
To the eye: amber-colored and bright with delicate mahogany transparencies on the outer edges.
To the nose: citrus entry with a high level of complexity. Sweet and bitter oranges leave room for notes of lime and mandarin. The herbaceous aroma of marjoram and thyme is gently overcome by spiced, balsamic blends of incense and eucalyptus. Complex roasted notes complete an elegant finish reminiscent of undergrowth and mineral tones.
On the palate: soft and silky mouth feel with a satisfying balance between sweet and bitter notes. Its well-balanced sweetness merges with the other ingredients, fading in a pleasantly bitter finish. Founded in 1885 in Bologna, Gruppo Montenegro is a leading Italian spirits manufacturer. The Group’s brands have developed into icons of the “Made in Italy” label with strong brand equity and cultural significance.
Alcohol content: 40% Vol
Nardini is the first italian Grappa. After 2 centuries, the unaged grappa Nardini, with its frank, intense and clean taste, remains the undisputed market leader in the sector of premium grappa. The singularity of the Nardini grappas derives from the unique blending common to the entire line.
To the eye: transparent and crystalline appearance.
To the nose: frank, generous and immediate fragrance.
On the palate: balanced, intense and dry.
Distilleria Nardini has been producing Grappa and spirits in Bassano del Grappa since 1779, when the forefather Bortolo Nardini first arrived from the Trentino Region. Here, on the eastern side of the famous Palladian covered wooden bridge, Bortolo Nardini opened what is now the oldest grappa distillery in Italy. At the Nardini headquarters on the bridge, you can still find the historical Grapperia where the seventh generation of the family continues to run the business with the same passion as the founder, expertly blending tradition and innovation.
Alcohol content: 26% Vol
This refreshing lemon liqueur is crafted from an authentic family recipe created more than 100 years ago by the Pallini family. Pallini is made with only the finest Sfusato Amalfitano lemons, organically grown on the hillsides of the Amalfi Coast. Sfusato lemons are renowned in Italy, not only for their size, but for their remarkable perfume and sweetness. They are picked by hand, peeled and the zest is shipped to Rome where it is infused at the Pallini distillery to create the perfect balance of tart and sweet.
To the eye: light gold & opaque.
To the nose: complex, yet well balanced. A strong aroma of fresh lemon zest is balanced with a slight bitterness and alcohol overtime.
On the palate: full-bodyed & powerful with medium sweetness. Rich & crisp lemon zest character with light earthlike tones. Long, complex finish with balanced alcohol evident on the finish.
The Pallini family has been making super premium liqueurs since 1875 when Nicola Pallini founded their first shop and distillery in Antrodoco. In 1922, the business was moved to the heart of Rome, where it built a strong reputation for exquisitely made spirits. Today Pallini exports its products to over 35 countries round the world and is a leader with its Limoncello Pallini in the Duty-Free segment and the US market.
Alcohol content: 15% Vol
Aperitivo Rosato is one of the newest innovation from Ramazzotti family. An Italian combination of fresh and light flavours, a refreshingly graceful bitter aperitif dedicated to a mixed consumption. The two best drinks are made by mixing Aperitivo Rosato with tonic water and fresh lime squezzed (Rosato tonic) and Aperitivo Rosato mixed with Prosecco and fresh basil leaves (Rosato mio).
To the eye: bright pink.
To the nose: a bouquet of hibiscus and orange blossom.
On the palate: a fruity and sweet refreshing flavor.
Ramazzotti was established in Milan in 1815, when its founder Ausano Ramazzotti created the first house of Amaro thanks to its still secret recipe of Amaro Ramazzotti. Since 1815, Ramazzotti is together with us to share our convivial moments by enhancing its typical Italian values made of spontaneity, authenticity and light heartiness, that make us say “Bella la vita”. Ramazzotti products are still produced with passion and care by selecting the best quality ingredients to convey our love for Italian excellence.
Alcohol content: 40% Vol
It is distilled from a mixture of many different botanicals. The ingredients come from Europe, Central America and from Orient. Among them: Cinnamon from Celyon, Juniper from the Italian Appennines and Mint that grows wild on the river banks around Benevento. Its characteristic golden colour is given by saffron extract. The maturing in oak and hickory casks enhances the bouquet. The recipe for this liqueur is a closely guarded secret by the Alberti family. It has been handed down through five generations.
To the eye: a clear and bright yellow hits the eye immediately, the golden radiance from the natural saffron gives depth to the liqueur.
To the nose: at first the subtle herbal & spice notes cover the nose, then the higher abv at 40% brings the stronger aromas like mint, juniper, anis and the unusual myrrh. Cinnamon, pimento, nutmeg and tea fill the nose. On the palate: a light thickness hides the alcohol level, a rich saffron taste wraps around the ingredients that fill this liquor. At first sip anis, cardamom, juniper and mint hit the palate, then warmer notes reach the back of the tongue, Cocoa bean, pimento, clove and time are the more distinct.
Strega means witch in Italian: the name comes from the legend that says that in Benevento witches from all over the world used to meet. The company Strega Alberti Benevento SpA is located in Benevento in the south of Italy and specialized in liquor and candy production since 1860. Strega, still owned and run by the Alberti family. As well the company produces other traditional Italian liqueurs. Strega currently exports to more than 50 countries worldwide.
Alcohol content: 24% Vol
Nocello is the most popular Toschi liqueurs in the world, made by the best Italian walnuts and hazelnuts. With its rounded and intense taste flavor it can be served straight, on the rocks or chilled in the freezer It is a wonderful addition to espresso coffee and cappuccino, and also a great ingredient for cocktails. Nocello Toschi combines the values of Italian tradition and heritage with the style and freshness.
To the eye: clear, amber-brownish liqueur.
To the nose: delicate and fruity scent of walnut.
On the palate: intense taste with a delicate and fragrant flavour of walnuts and hazelnuts.
Toschi Vignola is an Italian food company founded in Vignola in 1945, started with Frutta “Spiritosa” (fruit in liqueur), which grew during the years adding Syrups, Liqueurs, Candied Amarena Cherries, ingredients for artisanal Gelato and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI to its portfolio. The company "spirit" ismto tell, through its products, the excellence of the territory and the Italian tradition.
Alcohol content: 21% Vol
Amaro dell'Erborista takes inspiration from the herbal research of the founder, Girolamo Varnelli, passed down through generations. The handcrafting process is based on a decoction over a wood fire of herbs and roots typical of Monti Sibillini in a blend with other Italian and exotic botanicals. Only wildflower honey from Monti Sibillini is used to sweeten this moderately bitter amaro which is smooth on the palate and low in alcohol. Unfiltered, no coloring or flavoring agents added.
To the eye: tabacco colour with brick red shades, cloudy,
To the nose: latent smokiness. It offers aromas of nearly stewed ripe fruit and sultana, with scents of gentian, rhubarb, sandalwood and honey.
On the palate: dry, despite to pleasant and warm notes of honey. Its tannic structure is powerful: somewhat drying to the palate.
Distilleria Varnelli has been producing spirits since 1868 on the slopes of Monti Sibillini in the Marche region. The business started by the founder Girolamo Varnelli, a keen herbalist who applied his knowledge to create a natural remedy, Amaro Sibilla, awarded the Gold Medal in 1909 at the International Exhibition in Turin. At the beginning of the 20th Century, his son Antonio and the grandson Girolamo jr. launched Varnelli Anice Secco which rapidly became the flagship of the firm. After more than 150 years the Varnelli family still owns 100% of the company and dedicates passion and commitment to effectively combine tradition and innovation, focusing on the utmost quality while enhancing the cultural heritage.