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BroVo Project Amaro No. 14 Review

BroVo Project Amaro No. 14 Review

Usually when you’re talking amari, you’re talking about recipes handed down over the course of generations by Italians. Seattle-based BroVo’s line of amari is almost the polar opposite. The liqueur-centric distillery had been working on a rhubarb spirit. When they couldn’t quite get it right, they decided to turn it…read more →

Braulio Amaro Review

Braulio Amaro Review

Being an admirer of food and drink, there’s a soft spot in my heart for all things amari. So it’s been my pleasure to take a crack at Braulio, an “Amaro Alpino” named for Italy’s majestic Mount Braulio. Created by a pharmacist in 1875, Braulio’s recipe calls for a blend…read more →

Amaro Lucano Review

Amaro Lucano Review

The recipe for Amaro Lucano dates back to 1894. Pasquale Vena was working in this family’s cookie bakery in Pisticci, a small town in Lucania, Italy, when he developed this special blend of 30-plus herbs and essential oils. Over the decades, the family recipe has been passed down from generation…read more →

Amaro Montenegro Cocktails for Drinking this Winter

Amaro Montenegro Cocktails for Drinking this Winter

Amaro Montenegro is a traditional amaro that dates back to 1885. It’s distilled in Bologna, Italy from more than 40 herbs and spices, and its bittersweet character is accented by orange peels. These days, amari are front and center in many bars and a popular choice when doing shots. And…read more →

A Trio of Unusual Bitter Liqueurs

A Trio of Unusual Bitter Liqueurs

There’s nothing quite like a bitter liqueur. In Europe especially, such liqueurs are often enjoyed as a digestive aid at the end of a big meal. But bitter liqueurs can be employed to great effect in cocktails too, something we’ve seen on drinks menus across the globe…read more →

Coming to America: Saliza Amaretto and Amaro Tosolini

Coming to America: Saliza Amaretto and Amaro Tosolini

Here’s some news on the Italian-booze-that’s-coming-to-America front: Italian distiller Bepi Tosolini–best known for making grappa–also makes Saliza Amaretto and Amaro Tosolini. And both are expected to arrive in the U.S. for national distribution next week. Saliza Amaretto is dark orange in color. It’s an intense, full-bodied amaretto with mellow notes…read more →